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04/07/03
Tape Plays On
- Stephen Belber's Play Goes On

STEPHEN BELBER's stage hit Tape premieres at Soho Theatre 1 August to 30 August. The US playwright's production features the all-American cast for which the script was written.

Belber's unsettling psychodrama turns an unforgiving eye on the darker side of friendship. The plot concerns three high school friends who reunite to make sense of the shocking event that scarred their youth. First developed for an off-off Broadway production in 1999, Tape became a cult hit when Hollywood actor Ethan Hawke secured a film version in which he starred.

The American play follows in the footsteps of other successful US exports such as Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth. Lonergan is a member of Tape's New York production company, Naked Angels, and shares Belber's dramatic concern for the disillusionment of young people today.




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