by Sandra Dempsey
Septuagenarian Aunts Violet and Molly are living their eclectic lives in relative peace amidst nuclear annihilation, until their commando nephew Nathan and his inconvenient realities storm back into their house. As the aunts struggle to resist, Nathan eyes young ward Seanasy for mandatory conscription in his military. But when the boy is found to have taken his life, Nathan is horrified to discover Molly and Violet have been less than ideal guardians. The terrors without are all-consuming and their worst fears become them. Molly concentrates on preservation, Violet chooses her own escape, and Nathan concedes defeat and decides he must stay. A disturbing, cautionary tale with the flavour of a Lorca.
- Cast Size: 1M 2W
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
With a keen sense of drama and formidable wit, Sandra Dempsey is an award-winning playwright. Her complex plays are inhabited by articulate, richly drawn and emotional characters. The writing is uncompromising and vital, powerful, compassionate and impassioned.
This dystopian play is thought-provoking, theatrical, highly original.