The One You Love
“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.
Premiered by the Royal Court Theatre at the Ambassadors, London in 1994, The One You Love also had a rehearsed reading at the Baracke Theatre in Berlin, directed by Thomas Ostermeier, and was subsequently given a full production in Berlin by the Männerensemble