When George Hobbes—scientific geniusÂ—dies, his widow, Meridee, hosts a lunch for three friends. The four women have known each other since their youth but their lives have gone in divergent directions. As secrets unravel through their reminiscences, George’s influential theories of evolution based on ‘deadly’ competition begin to have an uncanny resonance and Meridee’s genteel Blue Mountains idyll dissolves into a battleground. Alma De Groen’s new play takes a sharp-fanged, humorous look at the shape of women’s lives.
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