Cracked

We all have but one life – regardless of the paths we tread, only one, and it’s a precious gift.

Date: 7 – 18 May | Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium

Cracked

Where: Subiaco Arts Centre

When: 7 – 18 May

Prices: $40 – $50 + BF

Written by Barbara Hostalek

Team

Director: by Kyle J Morrison

Featuring: Bobbi Henry, Bruce Denny & Luke Hewitt

Set & Costume: Sara Chirichilli

Lighting Designer: Karen Cook

Vision Designer: Mia Holton

Stage Manager: Jennifer Poh

Synopsis

Synopsis

Frankie is in jail for serious offences of assault and drug possession. She’s bitter, disenfranchised and just wants to live life on her terms. But jail is a temporary escape for her – free from financial hardship, homelessness, and hunger. Cracked is the story of Frankie as she rages her way through the criminal justice system with the hope of being reunited with her kids. Weaving several narratives, Cracked shows the complexity and disconnectedness of people that fall into a life of crime, and the trials faced by prisoners and others who are determined to help them find a better life. Written by Barbara Hostalek, whose first play Banned sold out two seasons at The Blue Room Theatre in 2018, Cracked is a powerful and thought-provoking look inside our criminal justice system from an exciting new voice.

In 2019, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, in collaboration with Playwriting Australia as part of their inaugural Ignition Program, will bring Cracked to life.

Praise for Barbara’s work:

… thoughtfully structured drama, with well developed characters.  Stage Whispers

The writing is brilliant… Hostalek’s script is genuine and believable.  Seesaw Mag

[Hostalek] has used the power of words to, in effect, examine the power of words.The West Australian

This production contains course language, drug references and adult themes. It is recommended for patrons aged 15+.

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