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Elderly, deaf Artie Fuchs leaves his door key out each day for home helpers. Today he’s not only old and deaf, but he’s dead as well. When Frank, the food deliverer, and his pregnant wife Judi find Artie on his kitchen floor, they sit and wait for help to arrive. As they talk of parenthood over and around Artie, and the occasional doctor and ambo, they meditate on mortality and embark on a vitriolic feud about the future. Can they, indeed should they, ‘make a life’?
A shocking and funny play on sexual politics, the puzzle of reproduction and the astonishing depth of parental love.
One of eight plays selected for the 2008 Playwriting Australia Festival
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