HARTSHORN - HOOK FOUNDATION LTD Presents
Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at London's Theatre503 in 2015, and Traflagar Studios in 2016, Jon Brittain's Rotterdam comes to New York this Spring.
Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend Fiona wants to start living as a man.
It's New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, Fiona reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian.
Now, as Adrian begins his transition, Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?
A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home from writer Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, and writer of What Would Spock Do? and The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo.
"Rotterdam poses pertinent questions about what makes us who we are, with surprising humor and knockout performances."
- Time Out
"The triumph of Rotterdam is the triumph of all great theater: It finds its way to the universal through the personal."
"A beautifully written play, not only heart-wrenching but highly entertaining, simultaneously dramatic, comedic, and thought-provoking. I urge you to see it."
- A Seat on the Aisle
"Rich and edgy, steeped in an authentic sound and fury."
"Gutsy, wrenching, and beautifully acted."
- Blog Critics
★★★★ "BRITTAIN HANDLES COMPLEX ISSUES WITH GREAT HONESTY AND THOUGHTFULNESS, BUT ALSO WITH A REFRESHING AMOUNT OF WIT."
- Evening Standard