Free & Proud (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)

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Free & Proud (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)

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Free and Proud dissects the disintegrating relationship between two American men from different backgrounds. Hakeem is an immigrant from Nigeria, a driven, loyal, righteous guy who's worked hard to build a career for himself as a scientist. His husband, Jeremy, is white, privileged, American, lazy, unfaithful, unable to grow up, and wracked with guilt.

The couple seem an odd match, and we see the dishonesty already at the heart of the relationship when they decide to marry. This continues as they begin to grow further apart, showing not only how this couple lose their way, but also how many relationships falter - we can recognise "upsetting and perhaps familiar patterns of partnerships that gradually dissipate over time" (WeeReview).

Free & Proud examines the dynamics of a messy relationship and how sometimes it takes a disaster in order to make sense of the present. It was performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2018.
Charles Gershman is an award-winning New York-based playwright. His play The Waiting Game, which won the Derek Award for Best Overseas Play at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, will premiere in New York at 59E59 Theaters in February 2019. Additionally, Charles' plays have been produced and developed by PlayPenn, the Kennedy Center, Theater for the New City, LaMaMa ETC, Primary Stages, FringeNYC, the King's Head Theatre, The Playwrights' Center, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, and the University of Central Florida, among others.
Product Details ISBN: 9781786826039
ISBN-10: 1786826038
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication Date: October 30th, 2018
Pages: 56
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Plays