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By Roland Schimmelpfennig
Director: Giles Burton
Company: three bridges
14 Sept – 12 Oct
Tues – Sat 7.30pm
$25 – $52
Runtime: Approx 70mins (no interval); This show contains coarse language
Starring: Patrick Davies (Scarlett and Gold, A Servant of Two Masters), Rebecca Parker, Fingal Pollock (Femme Natale) and Gavin Rutherford (The Lie, Daffodils, Top of the Lake)
A bitterly funny post-colonial ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’
A play that turns the cliché of the drunken dinner party between old friends inside out.
After six years apart, two couples meet up together for one extraordinary dinner party. One pair, Liz and Frank, have stayed in their hometown and built successful and illustrious careers in medicine.
The other couple, Martin and Carol, have spent six ‘wonderful and horrific’ years working in an improvised medical clinic in the developing world. After their country collapsed, they were forced to flee and return home, abandoning something far more precious than just their possessions.
With whip-smart dialogue, bittersweet humour, impossible choices and two dolls, Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God explores the gap between the couples and between the west and the developing world in a satire on aid and post colonialism, asking who has lead the better life.
‘Run – don’t walk, skip or even scurry – to catch Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God at Canadian Stage.’ – Globe and Mail, Toronto
Gavin Rutherford & Fingal Pollock