A new world premiere by the acclaimed young playwright
Anna Ziegler follows up from her acclaimed triumph Photograph 51 in 2015 with a brand-new Old Globe commission that paints a sympathetic portrait of love in the modern age. Two couples, very different in background and class provide the focus of this drama; one, an Orthodox Jewish couple, Esther and Yoni, who enter into an arranged marriage. The other two are a pair of high-profile, high-drama celebrities, Abe and Julia who flirt outrageously through social media, despite being married to other people. But what connects this seemingly polar opposite pair of couples in love? The answer just may surprise you.
Ziegler's work has been lauded by critics and audiences alike; the most shining praise came from The New York Times' Charles Isherwood, who said of her plays, "Ms. Ziegler’s quietly lyrical language has a luminous beauty, and her talent for creating characters whose complicated depths are just visible on their surfaces is still more remarkable." Her 2015 success in London's West End saw Nicole Kidman claim the coveted Evening Standard Award for Best Actress in Photograph 51.