The sun was beating down on the beach. Five shots rang out and a man fell to the ground. A nameless Arab, dead.
Many years later two women, one French, one Algerian look up at the so blue sky and wonder what really happened to their lives that day and who they and each other are now.
The play, which is inspired by Albert Camus’ novel L’Etranger, looks back to the murder of an unnamed man in Algeria in the 1940’s and re imagines the surrounding events from the perspective of the gunman’s girlfriend and the dead man’s sister.
The two women share their experiences, taking the audience on their individual journeys to ask whether in their meeting they are able to reconcile deep rooted personal, cultural, social and political differences.
Tickets can be purchase direct from York Theatre Royal
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Parking is available in Field Lane and Kimberlow Lane car parks which are accessible from the A1079 Grimston Bar Park & Ride/York Sport Village entrance. Parking charges are £1 per hour up to 4 hours, £6 for 10 hours - card payments are accepted at the pay and display ticket machines. Parking is free at weekends and between 6pm and 8am. Further directions and maps can be obtained from the the central university website: http://www.york.ac.uk/about/maps/campus/#field-lane-enter-via-grimston-bar-park-and-ride-hull-road-