by Ava Wong Davies
There was a cliff on the horizon. I didn't know, but then again, maybe I did, and I just didn't want to look.
She meets him at an old friend's barbecue, ketchup dribbling down her chin, face ruddy from too much beer. He stands away from everyone else, beautiful and aloof. Their stories couldn't be more different, but they flirt, and then they fall in love. Everything is perfect, until it isn't. Or maybe it never was.
Ava Wong Davies's new play Graceland was developed as part of an Introduction to Playwriting group at the Royal Court. This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at London's Royal Court Theatre, in February 2023.