The Overwhelming – 2006

Play | 2 hours 25 min | 18 May – 7 October 2006
When American academic Jack Exley arrives in Kigali, Rwanda, in early 1994 to write about his old college classmate Dr. Joseph Gasana and his work with children stricken by AIDS, Jack is unable to find anyone who even admits to knowing the doctor. Jack, his African-American second wife, Linda, and his teenage son, Geoffrey, become enmeshed in the politics, fear, and personal betrayals that mark the start of a genocidal war—a horror all can sense is coming but no one can comprehend or control.


Type: Play
Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre
Role: Geoffrey
Co-Stars: Jude Akuwudike, Babou Ceesay, Chipo Chung, Danny Sapani, Matthew Marsh, Tanya Moodie
Opening Night 18 May 2006
Closing Night: 7 October 2006
Producer: National Theatre Out Of Joint
Playwright: J.T. Rogers
Director: Max Stafford-Clark


Award Nominee(s)/Recipient(s) Results
Evening Standard Theatre Awards Outstanding Newcomer Award Andrew Garfield Won

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