The Contracting Sea; The Hanging Judge; Bite or Suck
David Ian Rabey is one of the most explosive, pioneering, and erotic playwrights ever to emerge from Wales. Lovefuries features three of his performance texts that flaut national and personal pressure to keep silent, committing instead to explore the shocking resurgences of life that break through grief. These plays tackle such issues as the nature of the feminine, surviving sexual abuse, and the boundaries of human language and physicality. This unforgettable collection will introduce American audiences to one of the most gifted contemporary playwrights working in Britain.
David Ian Rabey is artistic director of Lurking Truth/Gwir sy’n Llechu theater company, which he co-founded in 1985, and professor of drama and theater studies at Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom.
Praise for David Ian Rabey
“Stylish and stylistically challenging work. . . . A riveting and explosively physical performance.”—Irish Times
“Breathtaking.”—Theatre in Wales
“The struggle is fierce, suspenseful, and genuinely surprising in its outcome.”—Theatre in Wales
“A gem of concise, meaningful new drama which deserves to be seen more widely as an illustration of the sort of theatre Wales is capable of producing.”—Gill Ogden, Aberystwyth Arts Centre