What if everything you’re ever known was thrown into question? And everything you ever trusted was subjected to doubt? When San Diego housewife Karen Ruiz’s husband is accused of being a terrorist, she endeavours to clear his name. Can she maintain her faith in her husband, her marriage and her government? Or will she find that the only person she can believe in is herself?
“All we care about is saving people from a very serious and imminent terrorist attack. Are you going to help your country, or not?”
Brand-new political thriller The American Wife is co-written by New York Times bestselling author Ralph Pezzullo and seasoned playwright Stephen Fife. As citizens become increasingly powerless in the face of disembodied ruling powers, this important new plays explores the impact of war on the individuals looking for answers.
British director James Kemp helms this world premiere production. The American Wife cast includes Julia Eringer and Vidal Sancho (as Karen and her husband Eduardo), George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval and Sophie Angelson.
For the post-show Q&A, I’ll be joined by the play’s two writers and members of the cast.