Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sydney Theatre Company and Medina Apartment Hotels present
by Nina Raine
It’s Bella’s birthday. Next year she'll be thirty (God forbid). Her father’s dying in hospital. Her ex-boyfriend is a psychological bully. None of her closest friends really know each other, but she's decided to herd them all down to her local for a party. Things are going badly enough, until an old flame joins the fray...
Pulled from pillar to post by thoughts and memories of her dying father and the torture of her vacuous twenty-something life, Rabbit explores the emotional minefield of becoming an adult. Over the course of the alcohol-fuelled evening the characters are peeled back in a torrent of acid one-liners.
Rabbit, the ferociously funny first play by Nina Raine, was produced in London in 2007 to rave reviews and was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play and the London Critics’ Circle Award.