Man turns tree into daughter! "Since your daughter's death, I've not been much of a hypnotist." Set in a stage hypnotist's act, "An Oak Tree" is a vivid and absurdly comic play about how we fill the gaps in life. It's performed by two actors, one of whom will have never seen or read a word of the play they're in - until they're in it. There will be a new second actor at each performance. "An Oak Tree" is a brave and challenging story about loss, suggestion and the power of the mind. It is a remarkable sequel to Tim Crouch's first play "My Arm", which was a major hit at the Traverse in 2003. "An Oak Tree" opens at the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2005.