National Anthems archiveSet in Detroit, Michigan, and played in real time, the play takes us to the heart of 80's suburban America, and is at once a searing critique of suburban values and a hard-hitting parable about the American dream.National Anthems tells the story of Arthur and Leslie Reed, an affluent couple whose delightful house is packed with swanky imported furniture and designer clothes and who have a brand new BMW out the front and an ornate Japanese garden round the back. Everything is going absolutely delightfully until Ben Cook - an inner city fire fighter arrives to add a little spice to their 1980s idyll.


Author: Dennis McIntyre
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Archive listings for National Anthems

Work type: Play.


Director David Grindley. Design Jonathan Fensom. Lighting Jason Taylor. Sound Gregory Taylor. Performer Kevin Spacey (Ben Cook). Performer Mary Stuart Masterson (Leslie Reed). Performer Steven Weber (Arthur Reed).
1 Feb 05 to 23 Apr 05Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L01164420965

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