Offspring of the Cold War

MARCUS' MYSTERIOUS NEW neighbor Miranda storms into his apartment one morning, demanding to know why he spies on her. Fascinated by Marcus' reclusive existence and his collection of antique oddities, she discovers a magic portal in a wardrobe. The two embark on a journey through the 20th Century in which they relive the tragicomic fates of a century's worth of star-crossed lovers. When they arrive in the present again, they're forced to confront their origins and the meaning of their love in uncertain times. 

Commissioned by The Public Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, George C. Wolfe, Producer

  • 2 Men, 1 Woman


World Premiere - Walkabout Theatre, Chicago, 2002 

Workshops & Readings - Sundance Theatre Lab, 1999; Public Theater, New Work Now! Festival, 1999; New York Theatre Workshop, Mondays at Three, 1999


"Carlos Murillo is not an average playwright. He favors multiple what-ifs, darting around more or less in tandem, as if running with the bulls in Pamplona." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

To request a copy please contact Carlos Murillo's agent, Antje Oegel at AOI International.