A car crash in the Central Desert. A broken man, about to leave his wife. A woman miscarrying her first born child. Broken entwines the stories of three complex lives as they unfold on a single fateful night in the heart of the Northern Territory’s desert country.
Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, the Northern Territory Literary Award for Best Script and the Victorian Prize for Literature, BROKEN wrestles with matters of chance, choice, hope and fate – posing the question: When you find yourself empty, how do you start again?
Includes an introduction by Andrew Bovell.
‘This is exquisite writing. It’s immediate. It’s lean. It’s poetic. It’s visceral. It takes you right into the heart of the experiences it describes.’ Andrew Bovell
"Characters and setting alike are dangerous, bare and hypnotically beautiful, Broken should be seen across Australia."
"Mary Ann Butlerâ€™s Broken, which just finished a two week run at Darwinâ€™s Brownâ€™s Mart Theatre, is a brutal and bare-knuckled play that kicks you in the head â€” and the guts â€” from the first minute and keeps kicking and screaming for the next hour."
"Broken is poetic storytelling that evokes the innermost experience of falling in and out of love and the attendant hope and despair of three lives in collision. Well-structured, it moves fluidly between individual perspectives with language rich in imagery."