by Anna Jordan
directed by Trip Cullman
with Lucas Hedges
MCC Theatre, January 12, 2017 - February 19 2017. Opens January 30, 2017
Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street.
EXTRAORDINARY! ★★★★★ —The Guardian
UNFORGETTABLE! ★★★★★ —Manchester Evening News
Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, Yen explores a childhood lived without boundaries and the consequences of being forced to grow up on your own.
Hench is sixteen, Bobbie is thirteen. They’re home alone in Feltham with their dog Taliban; playing PlayStation, streaming porn, watching the world go by.
Sometimes their mum Maggie visits, usually with empty pockets and empty promises. Then Jenny shows up.
Yen won the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and was first performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, before transferring to the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016.