This is no standard-issue thriller. It’s taut, genre-busting storytelling which grabs you from its first breath.
Zack and Abby are doing the whole twenty-something, expat thing in the most romantic city in the world. She’s teaching yoga and he’s saving lives, working for Doctors Without Borders. It’s enviable, it’s idyllic, it’s young love. But are they really living the dream or just sleeping with the enemy?
It kicks off with an awkward afternoon moment. She’s just caught him indulging in a little bit of online porn when he should be at work. And so our boy and our girl begin the delicate skirting of the abyss: in the co-dependency of their own creation, seismic shifts are occurring just beneath the surface. Sometimes the most dangerous lies are the ones you allow yourself to believe.
Throbbing with nerve-wracking tension and slow-burn intensity, this is a gripping portrait of intimacy on the edge of collapse. Amy Herzog is the next big thing internationally and this latest work caused a big fuss at Steppenwolf in Chicago last year. We're stoked to celebrate the formidable talent of our own Sophie Henderson in a breakout dramatic role.