Alec Hobbes, famed genius, social Darwinist and artificial intelligence researcher is dead.
But his computer algorithm lives on, still working away in his study, and his widow Meridee tiptoes around the machine much like she did around her husband for most of their marriage.
Her friends Judith and Lydia turn up to shake their friend out of her isolation and self-neglect. What promises to be a weekend of laughter and wine turns comically savage when Hester arrives and truths about the past start to tear at the fabric of friendship.
When Alma De Groen’s Wicked Sisters premiered at the Stables in 2002, Australian stages were bereft of fiercely intelligent, independent, brave, elegant, witty female characters over 50. This play fills an all too obvious gap.
Nadia Tass directs this revival. Di Adams, Vanessa Downing, Deborah Galanos and Hannah Waterman feature.