Jonah and Otto

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Nick Hern, 2008 - Drama - 80 pages

Robert Holman's Jonah and Otto is a humane, funny and ultimately haunting play that explores masculinity, identity and what it means to be English.

Over the course of a single day, two men share their solitude and unfold their secrets. They disagree with each other about women, about lust and about guilt. They question the power of magic, of redemption and the price of freedom, each seeing himself more clearly through the eyes of the other.

Jonah and Otto premiered in 2008 at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. This edition was published alongside its London premiere at the Park Theatre in 2014.

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About the author (2008)

Robert Holman's plays include "Making Noise Quietly" and "Bad Weather" (both published by Nick Hern Books). His first novel, "The Amish Landscape", is available in paperback by Penguin. He lives in London.

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