...A man marries a woman who turns out to be his mother. And he kills a stranger who turns out to be his father. Sound familiar? Yes, but the full story has never been told. What about the parents he THOUGHT were
his? This is a ripping yarn for the third millennium.

  • naturalisticdrama with surreal elements
  • 110
  • 8 total
  • 4 female identifying, 4 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 30s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 72

EXTRACT: He was looking at the wolf looked at if the world was looking at me and asking could I ever explain this cruelty? And the wasteland of tiny human death around my feet. Then I reached down among the grey bones and the ice and I picked up that small package of hot life... and I held him in my hands.

Adult themes


Female | 30s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 77

EXTRACT: I lost a child! The whole world's wonder was mirrored in his lovely eyes! He was torn from me against my will by some vicious augury! And by the same mischief he came back to me! Whose policy is this? Deciding who is polluted and who noble? Ripping children from their homes? (to Teiresias) What monsters you have made of gods! And what lies you breed in the name of truth.

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