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FAMILY VALUES

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For 50 years, David Williamson has shown us the best and worst of ourselves. In this blackly comic drama situated squarely on the fault lines that divide Australia, David is at his angry best: furious that his generation has retired from defending the socially compassionate values on which they claim to have built this country. The play asks us to choose freedom over reputation, empathy over franking credits; to abandon a deeply flawed system for the sake of humanity.

  • drama
  • 0
  • 7 total
  • 5 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Currency Press


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Saba

Female | 20s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 36

EXTRACT: Let me tell you. It’s an ugly wreck of an island stripped bare of most of its vegetation by phosphate mining. We are housed in mouldy tents. The heat is unbearable. You love the sun in Australia? We hate it. It is our enemy. We would love to be able to rip it out of the sky. In Australia you do not allow pigs to be housed like we are. Yes, we can go out into the towns, but so many of us have been molested and harassed so we do it as little as possible.


WORLD PREMIERE SEASON

GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY

“I HAD IMAGINED WE’D GET TOGETHER AND REMINISCE ABOUT THE GOOD TIMES, COMPLETELY FORGETTING THAT THERE WEREN’T ANY.”

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