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Crushed by Melita Rowston

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THEMES: Violence, Nostalgia, Mystery


LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 3 - 4 Cast Members
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   PLAYWRIGHT: Melita Rowston
$ 9.95
Name: Crushed
File Size: 3.5MB
File Name: crushed
File Type: pdf
File Path: stories/virtuemart/product/crushed.pdf

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

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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.

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"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

ISBN: 978 1 925338 10 2 

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