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Blood Pressure

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Two brothers, Michael and Adam, are in a hotel bathroom an hour before Michael is due to play at a piano recital. Michael is late. Adam keeps vomiting. When the details of Adam’s illness become clear, both men have to make huge and difficult decisions.

We come to understand that Adam has received a life saving organ donation from Michael in the past, however this organ is now failing. Michael, torn between his desire to play music and his responsibility to care for his brother, is forced to come to grips with the possibility of Adam’s death. While Adam tries to convince Michael that this might not be the worst possible outcome.

An exploration of the dynamic of brotherhood, Blood Pressure is a two hander about guilt, choice and the effects of chronic illness.

  • drama, two-hander
  • 0
  • 2 total
  • 2 male identifying
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Playlab


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REVIEW: BLOOD PRESSURE

JASON BLAKE, EIGHT NIGHTS A WEEK, 20 AUGUST 2012

"Mark Rogers’ two-hander plumbs fraternal angst quite effectively and its examination of the emotionally fraught act of sharing and sacrifice that has come to define Michael and Adam’s relationship is a novel one, even if the physical rejection Adam is experiencing is too neatly paralleled by the emotional rejection Michael feels."

REVIEW: BLOOD PRESSURE

LLOYD SYKE, AUSTRALIAN STAGE, 27 AUGUST 2012

"While the play is a study in the ripples of anguish a fatal illness can cause throughout a family, in a whole other sense it exploits the scenario to open the lens a little wider, to take a critical, intensive look at the dynamics of brotherhood."

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