I loved how the mother’s presence was established so strongly even in her absence from the stage. The video technique, especially when Fag talks to her mother through her older self, was really brilliantly confronting – like she was battling the demons she carried in herself from her mother, I suppose.
It also resonated with me how they portrayed the relationship between sisters growing up in poverty, and how they drifted away from one another – as an Aussie who grew up in a low-income broken family and is now kind of estranged from her sister, I found it extremely relatable. Their silly conversations and daydreaming as kids felt so familiar and the feeling of having lost one another, like they were such changed people, hit me hard. The gossiping about other kids and sharing snacks filled me with nostalgia – I realise now it reminded me of a few scenes in the novel Lilian’s Story by Kate Grenville.
What I didn't like
Honestly, I am not well versed in the theater world, so I’m not sure what constructive criticism to provide. I thought the performances were great and they delivered a very rich portrayal of their world through such a brilliantly simple set.
My overall impression
Heartfelt, genuine, confronting. And genuinely funny, in a melancholic way.