This is very very exciting news if you’re in Boston or London.
Damascus, the play by Scottish playwright David Greig is showing at the Briggs Opera House in New Hampshire. Now, as is well known, I have never been to America. But Google Maps tells me that it’s only about 100km from Boston. Well worth the journey.
In fact, it may be the last chance you ever get to see this amazing play. After the controversy when it showed in Syria last year, Greig told me he would never let it run again. It’s showing daily (except Mondays) until March 7. You can book tickets here. If only flights were cheap, I’d be straight over there to see it again…
And in a weird cultural swap, Amreeka, Cherine Dabis’ critically-acclaimed film is getting its first ever showing in London (it’s still not clear whether it will ever go on general release in the UK – they haven’t even got a distributor). This Thursday, 7pm at SOAS. This is very exciting.
So there you have it. A British drama about cross-cultural interactions shows in the US. And an American drama about cross-cultural interactions shows in Britain. Isn’t symmetry beautiful.