by Zinnie Harris
“My horse for your boy!”
During the bleakest of winters, at the end of a decade-long war. Maud is dragging a dead horse to the middle of nowhere. As she prepares to devour it, she makes a deal with an old man to take his starving grandson under her protection.
As her husband returns from the war, the struggle to start over turns into a second conflict and once again Maud is faced with her most bitter decision.
A numbing examination of the strength of the human condition in the face of extreme circumstances.
Midwinter was first presented at The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in October 2004.
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