The world premiere of award-winning playwright Ken Urban’s Sense of an Ending will play at Theatre503 from Tuesday 12th May – Saturday 6th June. It is to be directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, and it marks the 21st anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.
This compelling political thriller asks if forgiveness is possible in a situation where truth is never simple. Charles, a New York Times journalist, arrives in Rwanda for an exclusive interview with two Hutu nuns. Charged with war crimes during the 1994 genocide, the nuns must convince the world of their innocence or face a lifetime in prison. When an unknown survivor contradicts their story, Charles must choose which version of the truth to believe.
Urban’s Sense of an Ending shines a light on journalistic truth and morality amid the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide. This is the first of Urban’s plays to be presented in Europe; the script won the Best New Play award at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Sense of an Ending promises to be a shockingly powerful piece of writing, based on a true story. It has an all black cast.
See https://theatre503.com/ for more details and to book.