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The Error of Their Ways

The Error of Their Ways
Your Price: $22.95 CDN
Author: Torben Betts
Publisher: Oberon Modern Plays
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 79
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 1840028017
ISBN-13: 9781840028010

About the Play:

The Error of Their Ways is a full-length drama by Torben Betts. From a playwright rated by Alan Ayckbourn and Howard Barker to be the most exciting new voice in British theatre comes a chilling distillation of the political delusions we see acted out all over the world. Savior of the nation, evil destroyer of dreams, cunning or misguided hangers-on: all these archetypes act out their parts before the chorus of an increasingly fanatical populace.

The Error of Their Ways is a shattering re-imagination of life as we live it now set in the
 context of a bloody revolution. A brutal political assassination robs a nation of its charismatic
 President and thrusts his beautiful, icy widow into the
limelight.
 As the people demand blood and vengeance, she must choose
 between 
the prospect of immense power and her depraved love of the 
assassin. This skewed world spins giddily between the
 surreal, the mundane and a ghastly graphic reality. Powerful poetic language, raw emotion, dark humour and big uncomfortable ideas build a fast moving story about a morally-bankrupt political system and its effects on those who profit from it, those who merely acquiesce to it, and those who oppose it.

The Error of Their Ways received its world premiere in 2007 at the HERE Arts Center in New York. A second production opened in 2008 at The Cockpit Theatre in London.

Cast: 2 women, 2 men

What people say:

"...quite shattering impact...." — The Guardian

About the Playwright:

Torben Betts is an award-winning English playwright and screenwriter. He attended the University of Liverpool, where he read English Literature and English Language, and originally trained to become an actor, but later moved to playwriting.

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