26 June @ 20:00 to 22:00
Performance Dates: 26 June – 01 July
By Vivienne Franzmann | Directed by Kyle Cluett | By arrangement with Nick Hern Books
Performance Dates: Monday 26 June – Saturday 01 July @ 8:00pm
Pink – Megan McGery
Rolly – Fifi Benham
Pink and Rolly are sisters. After a tough childhood and a past that haunts them they are as close as siblings can be having supported each other without limitation to survive. Rolly returns from a stint in prison to find Pink stuck in her ways; drug addiction, prostitution, debt. The life they have always known. Pink needs Rolly but Rolly wants a chance at a better life for herself and her unborn child. Will she be able to leave Pink, her big sister who always looked out for her? Even then, will Pink let her go?
With very strong language throughout and sensitive content that could be distressing, this hard-hitting drama examines “how and why women end up in prison”. Playwright Vivienne Franzmann, explained to The Guardian her intention “to show cause and effect, not to sensationalise, not to judge, not to shame”. Pests is an “experience [which] is authentic, the play is authentic”. So come along and see Pests to experience a reality which will, hopefully, move you to your core and leave you thinking and wanting more.
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