Directed by Hampstead's former artistic director Michael Attenborough, the play is described in press materials as exploring the power we have to change the future – irrespective of the past, and however impossible the circumstances appear to be.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is nicknamed 'The City of Five Seasons'– the fifth season being the time you have in which to enjoy the other four. However Cedar Rapids resident Caroline Cox has no time for enjoyment. During her twenty-five years as a social worker in The Department of Human Services, her life has been nothing but late nights, early mornings, challenging adolescents and tricky relations with difficult colleagues. But for all her experience and 'gut feelings' this next case is going to change everything, making her question all she thinks is fundamental, both professionally and personally.
Gilman's previous plays include The Glory of Living (Pulitzer Prize Finalist, The Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright and The George Devine Award),The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, (premiered in London at the Royal Court) and Boy Gets Girl (Olivier nominated for Best New Play).
After running Hampstead Theatre, Attenborough became artistic director at the Almeida.
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