theatre · pink oil productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · Australia

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June 22, 2012 certified reviewer

My overall impression

I met Sarah Doyle at the Note as I was leaving OohLaLa, and was impressed with her. She told me about the show, and I told her that I would do my best to attend. Not knowing what to expect, I can only say that this show is totally worth the effort to attend.

Weaving a compelling story from scandal is nothing new, but it is Sarah’s treatment of the story that sets her apart.

Based on an incident in New South Wales, Australia involving a group of high school boys raping another classmate, Sarah weaves a story that shows what happens to both victim and witness, and the need to get rid of an all-encompassing guilt about the incident.

All four actors are superb in their own way – the victim turned vigilante who stabs one of his attackers 53 times; the silent witness who seeks forgiveness by using his legal skills to defend the accused; the long-suffering wife who can no longer bury her head in the sand but has to take a stand; and the unrequited lover/friend who still holds a flame for the lawyer.

It was a moving piece and one of my highlights of this year’s Fringe. Don’t miss this show!

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