The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Previews from 18 October 2016
Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Pulitzer prize winning Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, directed by Olivier award winning Michael Boyd. Shot through with characteristic wit and searing passion, Tony Kushner’s latest play is the story of a family grappling to find meaning in a landscape they no longer recognise and an epic exploration of humanity’s compulsive search for Utopias, both personal and political.
Tamsin Greig will play the role of Empty having last been seen at Hampstead Theatre in William Boyd’s Longing. The cast also includes David Calder, Richard Clothier, Daniel Flynn, Sara Kestelman, Katie Leung, Luke Newberry, Sirine Saba, Lex Shrapnel, Katy Stephens and Rhashan Stone.
New York, 2007. Gus Marcantonio, retired longshoreman, former trade union organiser, renaissance man, feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life. With his sister, he summons his three children home, trailing the appendages of their chaotic lives, to their Brooklyn brownstone for the last and most unusual family reunion yet…