The weight of what is to come is unbearable. It is crushing me.
The sound of the crying, it never ceases. I carry this inside and now tell only you.
Charles, a disgraced New York Times journalist, arrives in Rwanda for an exclusive interview with two Hutu nuns. Charged with war crimes, the nuns must convince the world of their innocence during the 1994 genocide. When an unknown survivor contradicts the nuns' story, Charles must decide between saving his career or telling a murkier truth that might condemn the nuns to a life in prison.
Ken Urban's award-winning Sense Of An Ending shines a light on journalistic truth and morality amid the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide. The play was produced and published during the twenty-first century anniversary of the genocide, and is a striking and compelling political thriller asking if forgiveness is possible in a world where truth is never simple.
Sense Of An Ending was premiered at Theatre503, London, on 12 May 2015.
About the Author
Ken Urban is a playwright and screenwriter based in New York. His plays have been produced and developed Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 59E59 Theatres, The Summer Play Festival at The Public, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Studio 42, Playwrights Horizons, Irish Rep, and Primary Stages. His work has also been produced and developed regionally and internationally at SpeakEasy Stage Company, Theatre503 (London), The Huntington, Theatre @ Boston Court, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Donmar Warehouse (London). Awards include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, Huntington Theater Playwriting Fellowship, Headlands Artist Residency, Djerassi Artist Residency, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. He is a Core Writer at the Playwrights' Center and a company member of Rising Phoenix Rep. He wrote the screenplay for The Happy Sad, which screened internationally at over 25 film festivals, and it is now available on iTunes and Amazon.