“If an illness doesn’t kill you, it’s supposed to go away.”
Anna has been medicated for a range of mood and behavioural disorders for as long as she can remember. Now she wants to know what life would be like without pills and prescriptions. More fulfilling? More exciting? More real?
As Anna tries to find out who she really is, her mother, Renee (played by Hannah Waterman), remains determined to protect her. She can’t bear to watch her daughter go through the anguish all over again, to throw it all away for a personal experiment—but Anna’s treatment is no longer her decision.
Winner of the Judges’ Award in the prestigious Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting (UK), Kendall Feaver’s captivating play is a profound and compelling study of a young woman trying to discover where her illness ends and her identity begins. Directed by the Helpmann Award-winning Lee Lewis, it’s a quick-witted and bracingly honest take on the difficult choices you make in your child’s best interests, and what happens when you no longer have a say.
An extraordinary work about mental health and the medication of children, this play will guarantee Kendall Feaver a place as one of our next great writers.
Director Lee Lewis
With Hannah Waterman, Brenna Harding, Penny Cook and Shiv Palekar
Preview 27 – 31 July
Opening Nights 1 & 2 August
Season 3 August – 8 September
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 5 September 2pm & 7pm
Meet The Artists Tuesday 14 August
Captioned Performance Tuesday 28 August
Concession, Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $50
Under 35 $38
$38 - $60
Griffin Theatre Company
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