Ciella Williams’ Hush balances power, trauma, and unlikely friendships with care and humour. It cuts through our cultural narratives about motherhood, instead diving into the real fears and harsh realities of young women faced with this transformation.
Nina’s waters have broken early. She knows it’s a girl. She doesn’t know if she wants it.
Lying in a pool of her own amniotic fluid in Darwin hospital, Nina slowly loses her grip on reality. Alone and paralysed by indecision, she is visited by her best friend who dreams of a different life for her, and an apparition of her mother as a young woman who will do anything to be forgiven. Is Nina too messed up to be a mother? Or is she old enough and ugly enough to see this through? And maybe that thing slithering around in her ultrasound isn’t a baby at all…
Hush was presented at Flight Path Theatre, Sydney, from February 24 to March 6, 2022.
ISBN: 978 1 922424 42 6
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