Where: Subiaco Arts Centre
When: 7 – 18 May
Prices: $40 – $50 + BF
Written by Barbara Hostalek
Director: Kyle J Morrison
Featuring: Bobbi Henry, Bruce Denny, Holly Jones, Luke Hewitt, Mathew Cooper and Rayma Morrison
Dramaturg: Polly Low
Set & Costume: Sara Chirichilli
Lighting Designer: Karen Cook
Vision Designer: Mia Holton
Sound Designer: Mei Swan Lim
Stage Manager: Jennifer Poh
Assistant Director: Brieanna Collard
Assistant Stage Manager: Maddie Young
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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