The first in David Edgar's trilogy of plays about post-Communist Eastern Europe - see alsoThe Prisoner's DilemmaandThe Shape of the Table.
A valuable mural is discovered in a church in war-torn Eastern Europe. As international and local art historians argue over who should claim ownership, the fate of the painting becomes a metaphor for the future of the emergent nations of Eastern Europe.
Winner of the 1995 Evening Standard Play of the Year Award
'One of those rare works that makes you want to climb on to roof tops to shout about its merits' -Daily Telegraph
'Dazzlingly ambitious' -Observer
'Edgar’s superb play about language, people, art and culture... a richly enjoyable script' -Daily Telegraph, 2012
'Plenty to get your teeth into... fascinating' -The Times, 2012