The Last Yankee
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
On the wards of a psychiatric hospital, The Last Yankee explores the troubled marriages of two patients. Patricia Hamilton and Karen Frick are both recovering from a nervous breakdown, and their respective husbands meet in the hospital’s waiting room. Whilst the women share in being victims of despair, the men collide in their experiences and situations – one finds dignity in manual labour and family life, the other in affluence and industry.
The play is a dark and thoughtful exploration of American society, unfulfilled dreams and the complexity of relationships.
This is the first major London revival of this beautifully polished, tender, under-performed play by one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th Century.