The Trustus Plays are available to buy from the National Theatre Bookshop

Copies of American playwright Jon Tuttle's intriguing collection, The Trustus Plays, are available to buy from the National Theatre Bookshop.


The collection includes three plays: The Hammerstone, Drift and Holy Ghost framed by Tuttle's introduction discussing the existential underpinnings of the plays. The Hammerstone (1994) is an academic comedy about two professors aging gracelessly; Drift (1998) is a dark comedy about marriage and divorce, and, Holy Ghost (2005) portrays the plight of German POW’s kept in camps in the American South. Each is a winner of the national Trustus Playwrights Festival contest, and each has been produced by the Trustus Theatre, in Columbia, South Carolina.


'Jon Tuttle is a writer of great humor, compassion and humanity. [...] Like a fearless spelunker of the human condition, Tuttle digs his way into the lives of his characters, and explores the dangerous gaps between them – surveying the nooks and crannies that divide the known from the unknown, and the said from the unsaid, [finding] stories rife with bracing complexity and an aching sadness.'

– David Lindsay-Abaire, Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama


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