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Fen

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Vanessa Stalling

Mar 18, 2021 — Apr 18, 2021

“Caryl Churchill is the greatest living British playwright… No other politically engaged writer has proven themselves such a master of varied form.” –Chicago Tribune

On the foggy fens of England, the ghosts of the past haunt the women laboring in the fields. Seizing on a new relationship as a potential path to escape, Val leaves the stultifying constraints of work and family behind, only to be confronted with the repercussions of her decision.

Employing astonishing theatrical imagery, Caryl Churchill’s Fen interrogates issues of gender, class, and exploitation with grace, humor, and anger. Jeff Award-winning director Vanessa Stalling (Photograph 51) returns to Court Theatre to bring her striking clarity and fresh perspective to the play that won Churchill the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

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