Whalegirl

Whalegirl

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Whalegirl and other short plays


by Ann Wuehler


Ann Whuler’s powerful and perceptive work touches every open nerve of human existence, displaying a true depth of understanding. The issues covered by these seven plays include the desperation of loneliness, casual relationships and forbidden love, parental guilt, personal failure, dehumanisation and flight from an unsatisfactory reality. Yet in her inimitable gritty style the author still finds empathy, compassion and wry humour. Disturbing and entertaining in equal measure.


Whalegirl: An intriguing play in which a man grieving for the death of his daughter from anorexia encounters an obese girl on a beach.


The Care and Feeding of Baby Birds: A dramatic monologue in which a young woman nurses abandoned fledglings while ruminating on her unsuccessful life.


Frog Loves Christy: A duologue in which two half-sisters discuss their future.


The Mating Season of Flying Monkeys: A comic piece in which two elderly sisters argue about love.


Doll Cargo: A powerful drama about human trafficking.


Cinnamon Rainbow: A comedy about a hopeless burglar who tries to rob a lonely woman.


Traces of memory: A dark drama about two women running away to escape their pasts.


With adult content and language.


Directed by Andrew Leggott and Denise MacGregor