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That Face by Polly Stenham
February 13 @ 7:30 pm - February 16 @ 9:30 pm
When Mia is expelled from school for drugging and torturing another
pupil, we are soon introduced to her seriously dysfunctional family.
However, this is no poor, working class tale of drink, drugs and a
broken marriage. Mia’s Daddy is rich…very rich! Polly Stenham’s
blistering debut ”…is a hard hitting, intense and visceral
dissection of children who become parents to their parents,”
exploring Martha, a woman on the brink. As daddy flies in from Hong
Kong to sort things out once and for all, Martha’s dependency on
alcohol, anti-depressants and Henry her son increases. The
uncomfortable end leaves the audience wondering who needs saving the
”A quality of emotional desperation one more often associates with
mature American dramatists like Tennessee Williams and Edward
Albee.” Michael Billington, The Guardian.