Into the Numbers

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nanking massacre, as well as the first production at the Finborough Theatre building in its 150th anniversary year, the European premiere of Into the Numbers by multi-award-winning American playwright Christopher Chen. 

In December 1937, in Nanking, then capital of China, occurred one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century – the rape, torture and murder of 300,000 Chinese civilians and the systematic mass execution of soldiers by the Japanese army.

In 2004, Iris Chang, famed author of The Rape of Nanking, a chronicle of the massacre that brought it back into public consciousness, committed suicide at the age of 36. What begins as a standard lecture and interview with the celebrated author, soon descends into a surreal nightmare. As ghosts from her research appear, she tries desperately to find order in the midst of mental chaos.

Into the Numbers by the Obie Award and Dramatist Guild’s Lanford Wilson Award winning playwright Christopher Chen, is a thrillingly innovative theatrical exploration of the philosophical and psychological implications of researching genocide, as well as the toll media saturation plays in the process.

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By:
Christopher Chen
Director:
Georgie Staight
Lighting:
Matt Cater
Sound:
Benjamin Winter
Design:
Isabella Van Braeckel
Costume:
Isabella Van Braeckel
Into the Numbers Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 2 January, 2018
Available from: 
Thursday, 19 July, 2018
Closes: 
Saturday, 27 January, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 27 January, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3pm7.30pm
Sunday3pm-

Finborough Theatre

Address:
Above The Finborough Wine Cafe, 118 Finborough Rd London, SW10 9ED
Venue Box Office:
020 7244 7439
Nearest tube:
Earl's Court or West Brompton

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