The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.
Studio Lab presents stripped-down productions of world premiere plays, giving playwrights in residence the ability to work in an environment of collaboration and discovery.
Studio Theatre embarks on an exciting new path with Lungs…an auspicious start to the company’s ambitions as midwife to original plays.
The performances are fantastic! With material and performances this rich, two characters talking to one another is all you need.
Bravura acting…their timing is impeccable. It’s extraordinary to watch…90 straight minutes of pure dialogue and pacing and moving and moving us.
The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about their future. Lungs, Duncan Macmillan’s two-character chamber drama, follows a couple as they grapple with what should be a simple question: Is it time to think about having a child? But, as becomes abundantly clear in the first minutes of the play, no question is simple for this couple. They have some ideas about what their adult lives will look and feel like, but so far they’re just ideas: Are they ready for life to get a lot more real?Read More
A few things happened last year. I turned 30, I got engaged, I got a mortgage, and I got a proper job (lecturing in Creative Writing at Kingston University). The baby conversation was next, and this is something that I was very conscious of at the time of writing. We have a cat now, who we occasionally refer to as either “baby practice” or “baby substitute.” Time will tell which she’ll ultimately be. She is asleep on my lap as I write this.Read More