By: Douglas Maxwell
Directed by: Johnny McKnight
Performed by: Joanna Tope
Maggie Brodie is a retired teacher who has been dragged back to her local primary school for a reluctant day of substitute teaching. Her craving for alcohol is strong and her opinion of her colleagues is rock bottom, so it's going to be a tough day. Then there's Rosie, a six year old Somalian girl who refuses to speak. Community leaders believe she is possessed and are on their way to start her 'treatment'. But Maggie, surprised by her connection to this girl, knows they are wrong. So wrong, that she is going to have to take drastic action.
Douglas Maxwell's tense new thriller combines a specially composed soundtrack and integrated projection to make The Promise an unmissable theatrical event.
THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' PICK!
"Towering over all is the formidable Joanna Tope: her performance infinitely enriches a parable already loaded with dramatic heft!" - The New York Times
"The most fiercely powerful solo performance on a New York stage!" - New York Post
"Stunning - a tour de force!" - TheaterMania