The second play in Griffin’s 2018 season is fuelled by a burgeoning social crisis: the dearth of affordable housing in Sydney and, in particular, its effect on older women.
Coming home one night, Sandra (played by Tara Morice) learns she has two weeks to move out. It’s nothing personal, her housemates just have a friend who needs somewhere to stay.
She has no choice but to pack up and find another share house. But Sandra is in her 50s and affordable places are hard to find in the ruthless Sydney rental market.
In one interview after another, she contorts herself into the shape of what she thinks people want in a housemate. But with each rejection she becomes increasingly desperate, losing control of her life in frighteningly simple ways.
Playwright Brooke Robinson has written an unflinching examination of homelessness, asking how willing we are, as a society, to take care of our most vulnerable.
Marion Potts directs, with Fayssal Bazzi and Kelly Paterniti featuring.
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