The Red Barn
Published by Faber & Faber
Large Mixed Cast
Simenon escaped France at the end of World War Two and arrived in the USA to start again
With his American wife, he settled at Shadow Rock Farm in Lakeville and years later, he wrote La Main, a psychological thriller set in a New England farmhouse which focuses on one man's struggles with jealousy and depression following the apparent death of a friend
David Hare has taken this novel, and forged it into a startling new play ...
On their way back from a party, two couples struggle home through the snow
Not everyone arrives safely
The action moves back and forth through a four-month period, showing events leading up to that night
As those who make it to a remote New England farmhouse to wait out the blizzard, Donald is sent back out to look for his missing friend Ray
But his personal issues with alcohol addiction and animosity towards Ray cause him to hide out in the barn instead
Will Ray make it back alive?
The Red Barn premiered at the UK's National Theatre in October 2016