Restaurant owner Stephen is looking forward to his weekly game of poker, but when one of the regulars drops out and is replaced by a stranger, the stakes are raised and tensions are stretched to breaking point.
This emotionally charged black comedy unfolds over the course of one testosterone fuelled night; where friendships are pushed to the limit and a father and sonís fragile relationship comes to an inexorable conclusion.
Artwork and photography
By Patrick Marber
"An exceptionally accomplished first play...Though I know of nothing about poker, I testify to the compulsive grip the play exerts and to the accumulation of meaning it ignites in your head."
"Patrick Marbers enthralling close-up of the demons which drive compulsive gamblers is among the finest new plays in many a year...not since The Cincinnati Kid has a poker game held so much dramatic tension."
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