Playthings

by Scott McArdle

A heartfelt coming of age story of homework, hormones and homicide.

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Description

Scott McArdle’s Playthings is a heartfelt coming of age story of homework, hormones and homicide.

SYNOPSIS

Lucy and Arnold are 13. Both outcasts. Both have seen hard times. Both irrevocably changed from one adventure into the bush looking for a dying kangaroo. Now they must navigate a wasteland of broken hearts, peed pants and carrot spew. It’s homework, hormones and homicide.

This modern suburban coming-of-age story explores how we hurt each other, how we help those that are hurting, and how your music taste is never better than when you’re a teenager.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Playthings was first developed with the support of Barking Gecko Theatre Company and the Australian Theatre for Young People through FRESH INK. Post-production development occurred with the assistance of Playwriting Australia. Playthings was first performed at The Blue Room Theatre, produced by Second Chance Theatre on November 5, 2019.

ISBN: 978 1 922424 31 0

 

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