Downstate


In downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes against minors share a group home where they live out their lives in the shadow of the offences they committed. A man shows up to confront his childhood abuser.
Downstate at National Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 27 April 2019
Running time:2 hrs 25 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Bruce Norris' (Clybourne Park, The Low Road) new play, directed by Pam MacKinnon, comes to the National Theatre direct from its premiere at Steppenwolf, Chicago.


Content Advisory


This production discusses and contains graphic descriptions of child abuse and rape, there is also reference to drug use and self-harm that some people may find distressing.


If you require further information, contact details are incuded on the National Theatre's show listing page.


Synopsis


In downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes against minors share a group home where they live out their lives in the shadow of the offences they committed.


A man shows up to confront his childhood abuser - but does he want closure or retribution?


This provocative new play zeroes in on the limits of our compassion and what happens when society deems anyone beyond forgiveness.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 12 March 2019

Press night:Wednesday 20 March 2019

Closes:Saturday 27 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:

Previews 12 - 19 March

£37 - £15


Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£50 - £15


Friday & Saturday eves

£55 - £18


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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Fri 12 April, 7.30pm

Sat 13 April, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour


Cast


Glenn Davis

Francis Guinan

Tim Hopper

Aimee Lou Wood

Cecilia Noble

K Todd Freeman

Eddie Torres

Matilda Ziegler


Creatives


Author: Bruce Norris
Director: Pam MacKinnon
Set designer: Todd Rosenthal
Costume designer: Clint Ramos
Lighting: Adam Silverman
Sound: Carolyn Downing
Production: Co-production with Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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