- Author: Lucy Kirkwood
- Title: Chimerica
- Published: 2013
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- Winner, 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Winner, 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play
Winner, 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play
Winner, 2014 Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award
- If you are in a winter ‘reading slump’ read a play!
- This award winning work by Lucy Kirkwood is a good place to start.
- There was a tank man (see cover), the photo proves it and
- Kirkwood has taken a creative leap to tell us who he is…
- why he is standing there….and what is in those shopping bags?
- A writer’s duty is to the story rather than the facts as they happened.
- Kirkwood’s Chimerica is based loosely on the
- 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
- She fictionalized it and retained control of the impressive narrative.
- It took Kirkwood 6 years to write this play
- …and you can read it is 2,5 hrs.