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WellBless
 

Theatre Works presents

WellBless

by Debra Thomas & Ella Roth Barton

World Premiere

18 MARCH 2020 - 28 MARCH 2020

Wellness guru, Juniper, is hosting a conference with her fitness-obsessed sister, Ava. With sold-out sessions offering everything from clean eating, Polga™ (yoga-styled pole dancing), vaginal steaming and crystal healing, and millions of Instagram followers flocking to see them, the sisters look set to take their brand WellBless – wellness when you are #blessed – to entirely new heights.

But when Instafamous cancer-patient Maha – who has rejected traditional treatments to follow Juniper’s wellness program – dies onsite, Juniper’s empire looks set to unravel. With the discovery of Maha’s body meaning the end of their incoming millions, the sisters work together with their panel of ‘experts’ to concoct a story about Maha’s complicity in her own death by choosing the path of chemotherapy and filling her body with ‘toxins’.

With journalist Mindy Flores asking all the questions Juniper should be asking about her own program, the sisters must work quickly to hide the truth. This darkly satirical comedy examines the parasitic world of wellness, a trillion dollar industry that preys on vulnerable women.

 

 

ALL TICKETS:
$20

DURATION:
90 Minutes

WARNINGS:
Adult Themes | Coarse Language | Sexual References | Haze Effects | Simulated Violence

Written by DEBRA THOMAS & ELLA ROTH BARTON

Directed by KELLIE TORI

Performed by ELLA ROTH BARTON, DEBRA THOMAS, JESSICA HACKETT, JOSEPH LAI, ANDREA MENDEZ, LAUREN STEINER

Dramaturg SAFFRON BENNER

Sound Designer JAMES COLE

Set Designer KELLIE TORI

Costume Designers DEBRA THOMAS & ELLA ROTH BARTON

Set Builders RALPH ALEXANDER AND LUKE LENNOX

Photographer LUKE LENNOX

 

Venue: Theatre Works - 14 Acland Street, St Kilda VICTORIA
Dates: Wednesday 18 March 2020 – Saturday 28 March 2020
Bookings: BOOKINGS: (03) 9534 3388 OFFICE: (03) 9534 4879 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.theatreworks.org.au/program/wellbless/

 

 

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