Tony Kushner's uncannily prescient Homebody/Kabul, was completed just prior to September 11, 2001. Set in 1998, the play revolves around the possibly horrific ramifications of a solitary British housewife's infatuation with Afghanistan. Her source of inspiration: an out-of-date travel guide. It's from her introspective and highly articulate musings that Kushner launches his epic.
Kushner has retooled his original text, and this latest rendition, developed at two of America's most renowned theater companies, Steppenwolf in Chicago and Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum -- under the stage direction of Tony Award-winner Frank Galati -- emphasizes the play's engrossing plot.