There or Here, a play by Cornellian Jennifer Maisel
January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
January 23-February 17
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP
Nearest underground station: Finsbury Park
The UK Premiere of There or Here, from the producers of the 2013 hit Yellow Face ( Park Theatre /National Theatre transfer), will open the PARK90 2018 season – January 23-February 17, 2018. With a cast that includes Rakhee Thakrar (EastEnders), Jennifer Maisel ‘s (Cornell AB) dramatic comedy follows the journey of an inter-racial American couple who return to the country of his roots to outsource their pregnancy. The official press night was Thursday 25 January at 7pm.
2006. When illness prevents Robyn and Ajay from having a child of their own, they return to India – the country of Ajay’s birth – to outsource their pregnancy to a local woman. As they come together to face this next step in their lives, they are unable to be the comfort the other needs. Through sharp writing and witty observation, There or Here explores what happens when couples forego face-to-face communication in favour of the virtual. Solace is found through strangers on phone sex lines, in IT call centres and at drive-thrus. Age and location no longer matter as the world moves online, and life becomes outsourced.
Through sharp writing and witty observation, There or Here explores what happens in this changing world when couples forego face-to-face communication in favour of the virtual.