It is East Berlin, in the year 1990. The wall has just been pulled down. A man arrives at the flat of his grandmother with searingly awkward questions about a past, which involves Nazi brutality, the Kindertransport and the despairful suicide of his grandfather. Meanwhile, a generation later, in Bethlehem, the Israeli security barrier is going up. Played out by a company of actors as they rehearse these tense, sometimes painful, scenes, "Memory" is a new play which brings the past and present together in an intimate exploration of division, destiny and the undimmed potency of memory itself.
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(198mm x 129mm x 6mm)
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Author Biography - Jonathan Lichtenstein
Jonathan Lichtenstein's previous work includes Station, seen at the Soho Theatre, London, in 2000 and The Pull of Negative Gravity, which won an Edinburgh Fringe First in 2004 for outstanding new writing before transferring to New York. He heads up the Theatre Department at the University of Essex.