DOI: 10.5040/9781408182963.00000004
Roles: Male (1) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

After her son, Vincent, is murdered in a homophobic attack, Anita must come to terms with her loss, and the hidden fact of his sexuality, an aspect of his identity that she had refused to countenance while he was alive.

This grief and acceptance is complicated by the arrival of Davey, a battered and bruised seventeen-year-old boy, who confesses to Anita that he cannot escape Vincent's ghost. Anita believes that Davey has come to admit to the murder, but it is a deeper crime, a crime of omission, that is haunting her son's lover.

Vincent River was first performed at the Hampstead Theatre, London, in 2000.

From Ridley Plays: 2

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Philip Ridley

ISBN: 9781408111161

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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