The Early Bird
The Early Bird taps into the darkest fears of any parent - what if your child simply disappears? Debbie and Jack blame each other and themselves, and in doing so reveal the inner secrets of their own relationship in this disturbing and darkly humorous play. Butlers language moves between naturalism and hyper-realism, brilliantly capturing the surreal quality of the worst time in this couples life.
The play premiered at the Belfast Theatre Festival in October 2006.
Title: The Early Bird
Author: Leo Butler
Hamlet 2008 US$ 3.95 275 pages
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes 2014 US$ 16.99 361 pages