This moving play examines the life of Elena, a refugee from the Greek civil war who has dedicated her life to working in a children's hospital. Now, with the threat of privatization, she may be asked to go and the memories come flooding back. As Elena locks herself in her beloved laundry, she finds someone else taking refuge, someone -- like her -- very uncertain about their future...

" - a little old lady in pink uniform and a mixed up kid - grasped the audience gently and dragged it into uncomfortable silences, personal agonies and the unthinkable grief, trauma, tragedies and life-stories that lie unseen and invisible behind normal everyday faces."

Jane Orljusich, Fremantle Herald, Nov. 18, 2000

  • drama
  • 90
  • 3 total
  • 3 female identifying
  • culturally and linguistically diverse, women, gender
  • 18+
  • adult, teen
  • Australian Script Centre


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EXTRACT: Where' s maternity she asked Ivan in cleaning. You can't work in St Theresa's Women and Children's Hospital and not know where is maternity. Maternity is where everything begins! Maternity and linen services. She's such a brainiac this girl, but no-one' s names she can remember. Everyone with accent she just calls Maria . "Excuse me Maria" . . . I say no Elena and she say oh yes Elena..

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