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Sacrifice

When:

Wed 3 May 2017, 5:00pm–6:00pm

Where: Refinery ArtSpace, 3 Halifax St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: R13

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.30 ($12.00 + $0.30 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

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Having been the centre of their mother’s world all their lives 16 year old triplets Bruce, Brooke and Bree are left in a state of disbelief when their mum, Shirl, kicks them out of home, so that, Wayne, “the man of her dreams” can move in.

Shirl had the triplets when she was 17, not much older than her children are now. So far she has been a really good mum, loving and caring for her children. The realisation seems to have hit her that in another year of two her “lambkins” will be leaving home and she will be on her own.
Inexperienced in adult relationships Shirl is delighted when Wayne starts making all the right noises. She is soon totally under his spell, believing everything he says and does. She is unaware that there is anything wrong in her relationship. She has a man, and that is all that concerns her.

Brooke and Bruce’s disbelief turns to anger when they begin to realise that Wayne is not all that he seems. They have strong suspicions that he is physically and emotionally abusing Shirl. Bree is constantly trying to rationalise what is happening, accusing her siblings of trying to deny their mum the happiness she deserves. Meanwhile, Wayne does his best to isolate Shirl from her children, friends, and neighbours, so that no one really knows what is going on. Brooke and Bruce, along with Bruce’s friend Skye, have to not only convince Bree of what they suspect is happening but try to save Shirl from herself.

Based on a common scenario, it is told from the triplets point of view. Domestic violence occurs across all social stratas and ethnicities. We all need to stop looking the other way and pretending it’s not happening.

Performed by Youth.