No Such Cold Thing
In this lyrical, searing one-act, an American soldier has an unexpected encounter with two Afghan sisters who are ready to embark on a new life. Their fates — and his — become entangled as the lines between their divergent realities become dangerously blurred.
Production InfoCast: 3 total (2 female, 1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 50 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
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“NO SUCH COLD THING unsettles the ground beneath our feet much as [Wallace’s] characters have found it vanishing beneath their own. The characters are pitched, dreamlike, somewhere between life and death as Wallace expertly pinpoints the reality of war in the magical-surreal of dramatic imagination.” —Robert Avila, San Francisco Bay Guardian
“In their existential disorientation, Wallace’s Middle East plays escape the logic, the prison and the sentimental clichés of a realistic and more sociable theatre, because their impatient narratives take shape only to disintegrate, their dramatic value heightened by the instability of the drama itself.” —Randy Gener, American Theatre
If original stage producers credits appear in bold below, all licensees are required to include them in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:
NO SUCH COLD THING was commissioned by the Tricycle Theater of London in 2008, as part of The Great Game: Afghanistan.
It received its world premiere at the ReOrient 2009 Festival, produced by Gold Thread Productions and directed by Bella Ramazan-Nia.
In addition, the following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC