'Weldon Rising' & 'Disappeared'
"Each play I see by Phyllis Nagy confirms me in the belief that she isthe finest playwright to have emerged in the 1990s" (Alistair Macaulay,Financial Times)
WeldonRising: Downtown New York. The temperature is soaring. In themeat-packing district, Natty Weldon's lover is casually butchered by ahomicidal homophobe. The witnesses do not intervene. Natty flees interror, two lesbians watch from their apartment window and a flamboyanttransvestite prostitute cowers in the street below. But life changesfor them after the murder.
Disappeared: Sarah Casey, a travelagent who has never been anywhere, meets the mysterious Elston Rupp ina bar in New York's Hell's Kitchen. They walk out together and she isnever seen again. Was she murdered, has she escaped from the city ofloners, or has she simply vanished?
Nagy is "the laconic laureate of this spiritual wasteland" (Paul Taylor, Independent)