Terre Haute (play)

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Terre Haute
Written by Edmund White
Date premiered 2006
Place premiered Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh, Scotland
Original language English

Terre Haute is a 2006 play by the American writer Edmund White.[1]


It deals with a fictional encounter between the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and a character similar to author Gore Vidal in the days prior to the former's 2001 execution inside a prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.


The play made its stage première as part of the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, and transferred to Trafalgar Studios, a West End theatre located London, England, in May 2007.[1] The U.S. premiere was in San Francisco in 2007.[2] Its New York City, New York, début was in 2009, at the 59E59 Theaters, an off-Broadway theatre complex.[1]