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Summary

Like a child, a weapon won't be satisfied until it dominates your every thought....

When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime - and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands.

Starring Polly Frame and directed by Christopher Haydon, this Edinburgh Fringe First winning production of Martín Zimmerman’s "startlingly original" (The New York Times) play is a compulsive and visceral examination of American gun violence, and how we're all part of the problem. 

The live stage production of On the Exhale was originally produced in the United Kingdom by China Plate and Audible in association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, August 2018. On the Exhale is intended for a mature audience and contains scenes that some people may find disturbing.

“The mesmerising performance of Polly Frame. Still, matter-of-fact and measured, her delivery is gripping in its economy and hits home like a bullet.” (Guardian

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A Crackling Performance

Polly Frame gives a performance, and it is a performance rather than a narration, that will at times send shivers down your spine. Backed by a sparse but extremely effective soundscape Frame delivers this short play with real vigour. I wasn't totally taken in by the story but in this very brief production there were a couple of moments that sent real chills down my spine. The ending is extremely good and the journey there is quick and emotional. Okay it is very short but I felt has the quality to make it more than worthwhile.

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