New York City
Pyrenees, a lyrical and soulful new work by acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig, is about a man who appears to have lost his memory.
On the balcony of a remote hotel in the French Pyrenees, a man who seems to be British is recovering after he was found lying unconscious in the snow. A young woman from the British Consulate interviews the man and tries to piece together his identity from linguistic peculiarities and fragments of recollection. The identity they both begin to envision is jeopardized by the arrival of a person who claims to know the man’s past. As the man struggles to reconcile a future he’s beginning to desire with a past he may have forgotten, the play deftly explores the fragile nature of personal identity, the persistent dream of re-defining a life and the strong grip of the past. Neel Keller directs a cast that features Frances Conroy, Tom Irwin, Tessa Thompson and Jan Triska.