Ravenhill Plays: 3: Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat; Over There; A by Mark Ravenhill

By Mark Ravenhill

‘Ravenhill has extra to claim, and says it extra refreshingly and wittily, than the other playwright of his new release’ Time Out

Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat: ‘A dramatic cycle that's, in its approach, epic, yet is splintered into many small shards… touches deftly at the impression of warfare on every person concerned’ Financial Times

Over There:‘Ravenhill explores postwar Germany’s department and unification in the course of the strength battles among dual brothers. the result's superbly shrewdpermanent and inventive’ Guardian

A lifestyles in 3 Acts: ‘By turns fascinating, humorous, informative and, in its ultimate phase, lump-in-the-throat relocating as Bourne charts the lack of pals and fanatics to Aids, and contemplates outdated age’ Guardian

Ten Plagues: ‘A outstanding song-cycle… it’s the portrait of grief past degree that’s so affecting and which this relocating hour of solitudinous lamentation, confusion and defiance brings fantastically to the fore.’ Telegraph

Ghost Story: 'both a satire and a relocating tale approximately ailment' Guardian

The Experiment: ‘Mark Ravenhill retains issues creepy in his monologue, The Experiment, within which he performs the satiny-voiced, slippery narrator… the tale, and the narrator's point of complicity, retains moving. Ravenhill asks us to contemplate which model, if any, may be applicable, and what kind of we'd be keen to steer clear of our eyes from for the higher good.’ Independent

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Here we go. RAPIST. RAPIST. RAPIST. Olivia SHUT UP. SHUT UP. SHUT UP. SHUT THE FUCK UP. Alex murmurs in his sleep. Olivia Oh God, have we – ? Harry I’ll check on him. Exit Harry. Olivia spots estate agent’s details. Reads them. Harry re-enters. Harry He’s asleep. Olivia Well . . Harry Everything’s okay. Olivia Well . . Ravenhill 3 Text_Meth Coll 17/07/2013 14:22 Page 48 48 Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat Harry The crack house was raided last night. Olivia Oh good. Harry We were talking in the – buying my paper – and the police bust their way, exploded it open and rounded them all up and now the bastards are waiting trial.

Harry Everything’s okay. Olivia Well . . Ravenhill 3 Text_Meth Coll 17/07/2013 14:22 Page 48 48 Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat Harry The crack house was raided last night. Olivia Oh good. Harry We were talking in the – buying my paper – and the police bust their way, exploded it open and rounded them all up and now the bastards are waiting trial. Let’s pray it’s prison. Olivia Well, that’s good news. Harry Isn’t it? Isn’t it? Isn’t it? I’m sorry if I . . Olivia Doesn’t matter. Harry I do love you.

Oh God. Oh God. Oh God . . It’s . . Shit. Fuck. This should not be happening. Ahh. Long pause. Better now. I don’t . . why? There’s nothing to make that – I shouldn’t . . a Jew is . . Jews are . . wonderful. Jews are . . people. You know. Just the whole therapy thing, the whole . . thing. It wasn’t for me. I just sensed. And when I read the – when I saw the magazine piece about the caffeine intolerance, I just knew. I thought: that’s me. I have to reconsider breakfast. And I did. And look at me now.

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