A man falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for fifty years of love and adventure with Sam.
Caryl Churchill’s play Drunk Enough To Say I Love You? is an examination of US foreign policy and international power politics through the lens of an intense personal relationship.
It was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, in November 2006.
‘Startling… Having dealt in the past with the politics of sex, Churchill puts the sexuality of politics centre stage’
‘Radiates quiet fury… Churchill’s focus and target is America’s broader foreign policies and Britain’s supposed complicity in them… her play is a phenomenon: a very topical manifestation of mistrust, anxiety and, yes, anger’
— The Times
‘A smoulderingly droll and deadly allegorical conceit… wickedly witty’
‘No other writer can achieve what Churchill now does, which is to convey a universe of feeling in a minimal, stripped back artistry. Though completely dissimilar to Beckett and Pinter, she is surely now in their class’