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Orange Tree Theatre

Utility, 1 Clarence Street, TW9; Fri 1 June---Sat 7 July; Mon---Sat 7.30pm, Thu and Sat mats 2.30pm; £12---£25

Amber is juggling two nearly full-time jobs and three kids. Her on-again, off-again husband Chris is eternally optimistic and charming as hell, but rarely employed. The house is falling apart and Amber has an eight-year-old’s birthday party to plan.

As Amber struggles to keep things from boiling over, she is forced to confront reality—she is a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she might be.

Emily Schwend won the Yale Drama Prize 2016 for Utility with one judge, playwright Nicholas Wright, saying “Utility is a remarkable play: beautifully written and effortlessly powerful.”

This is the European premiere of the work of one of America’s most exciting emerging playwrights.

www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk; 020 8940 3633

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