MID-YEAR SALE
Use code "MIDYEAR" for 30% off Publications before July 31st*

*Except on publications already on sale or bundled

Crushed by Melita Rowston

$14.00

THIS IS AN E-BOOK


THEMES: Violence, Nostalgia, Mystery
CHARACTER AGES: 30s
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 3 – 4 Cast Members
SUITABLE FOR: Adult


“A bold and emphatic production of a very polished play, ‘Crushed’ is a provocative and poignant entertainment” — Sydney Arts

Description

SYNOPSIS

On December 12, 1988, ‘Sunny Girl’ Susie turned sweet sixteen. Her boyfriend Jason, gave her a Poison t-shirt, her best friend, Kelly, gave her a name necklace and Kelly’s boyfriend, Dazza, gave her a handful of pills. That night Susie Greene disappeared. Her body and kidnapper were never found.

Twenty-two years later, the blood splattered t-shirt of the missing schoolgirl is unearthed from the Australian scrub and her best friend Kelly is reluctantly drawn back to her childhood home. Together with Dazza and Jason, once the most important men in her life, Kelly faces the bleakest of high school reunions. As the police dig deeper, Susie’s classmates are forced to confront memories of a night they’d hoped to leave buried in their adolescence forever.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Crushed was first produced by Chester Productions in accociation with The Spare Room premiering at The New Theatre on May 18, 2012.

ISBN: 978-1-925338-22-5

Reviews

"A bold and emphatic production of a very polished play, Crushed is a provocative and poignant entertainment"

Sydney Arts Guide

"Crushed is a darkly humorous murder mystery/whodunit, a fast-paced, acerbic Gen X ride that drags the ‘lost child’ of Australian myth into the 21st century. This daring and imaginative play captures the spirit of the 80s with ironic hindsight and explores the sinister violence that lurks beneath the sun-bleached facade of Australia’s ‘she’ll be right’ culture."

Australian Stage

Performance Rights

Are you looking to get Performance Rights for your production of this play? Simply complete and email the Performance Rights Enquiry Form to info@playlabtheatre.com.au and we will get you on track to having your production off the page and onto stage.

Performance Rights Enquiry Form

Any performance or public reading of any text published by Playlab is forbidden unless a licence has been received from the author or the author’s agent. The purchase of a Playlab publication in no way gives the purchaser the right to perform the play in public, whether by means of a staged production or as a reading. Please direct all inquiries concerning performance rights, publication, translation or recording rights to info@playlabtheatre.com.au or call us on (07) 3220 2763.

You May Also Like