Gritty Arcola play explores capital punishment
THERE is still a chance for those interested in political theatre to catch gritty American play As We Forgive Them.
It is 2008 and the upcoming US elections herald an era of change and optimism for newly elected Democrat Congressman John Daniels.
What should be the most exhilarating and testing time of his career turns into a tortuous nightmare as his only daughter is brutally murdered.
He is backed into a corner, forced to confront his liberal outlook, having to make the excruciating decision of whether he supports the death penalty for his daughter’s killer and renounce everything he’s ever stood for or stick by his values.
Described as an intense and thrilling drama, this new take on an age old debate sees one of the world’s most contentious issues through a new lens.
You may also want to watch:
As We Forgive Them is showing at the Arcola Theatre’s Studio 2, n Ashwin Street, Dalston until February 19.
Tickets can be bought at arcolatheatre.com.
- 1 Haggerston tenants 'in the dark' after scaffolding left up for a year
- 2 Hackney schoolgirl and actress Bukky Bakray wins Bafta
- 3 Hackney and Islington have some of the loudest neighbours in London
- 4 Jailed: Newham men who raped and robbed women in Hackney home
- 5 Campaign to keep Hackney Wick 'alive' with street art
- 6 Hackney people encouraged to shop local for April 12 reopening
- 7 Garden of Lament, Covid, Ramadan, homing cats and Islamophobia
- 8 Hackney's great beer gardens reopening on April 12
- 9 Hoxton restaurant showcases menus by New City College student chefs
- 10 Tote bags help tackle homelessness and addiction