A new play by one of New York's most talked about young writers published to tie in with the Royal Court's production in May 2002
You know how it is, we all live together, we all neighbours
In an apartment in lower Manhattan, Stephen spends most of his time writing, looking out of his window and noticing his neighbours. He knows that the black family across the hall survive off benefits and drugs, but now there seem to be more mysterious comings and goings from their apartment. Across town his friend Patricia, works part-time in a bar where she serves right-leaning stockbrokers looking for the next break in the market. A political argument blows up when Stephen's boyfriend Tyler chats up white trash Billy in a club and brings him back to Stephen's party.
Set in a post-September 11 world, this searching play asks to what extent is New York's liberal multicultural society under threat and how much should we care about the state in which our neighbours live.
"The work of a seriously gifted playwright. Without a doubt, this is the debut of the year" Independent (about FOUR)
"Writing like this is rare" Independent on Sunday (about OTHER PEOPLE)