The One You Love

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The One You Love is also available in German. (translation by Sabine Heyne)

Premiered at the Royal Court London in 1994, The One You Love also had a rehearsed reading at the Barracke Theatre in Berlin, directed by Thomas Ostermeier, and was subsequently given a full production there by the MannerEnsemble

Synopsis

“Your stomach is so precious. I love damaging it. Even on the outside it looks delicate. White skin. Like a child’s. Milky bag holding in your entrails; a poem wrapped round an explosion. What’s it like inside? It’s so vulnerable. But you’ll let me pummel you. You’ll yield and take it. I don’t want to lose you.”

It’s about wanting it, dying for it, getting it, living with it.

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