Brett Neveu’s breakthrough play explores the creeping onset of middle age in a group of people increasingly disillusioned by the American Dream.
Five friends gather in ritual homage at an annual motocross championship in southern Michigan, but times have changed. Greg has always ridden with speed and style, but this year he brings his pregnant wife instead of his bike. As they relive past glories, the haze of beer and smoke can’t disguise the fading of their friendship.
Brett Neveu’s play Red Bud was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 2010.
‘The script — profane, vigorous and clever — neatly shows how routine joshing insult slides into real enmity as male egos grind and clash’
— The Times
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— Chicago Tribune