Leaving

by Maura Pierlot

14th July 2014 – Eira

15th July 2014 – St Andrews Hall

Leaving, a new play presented by Theatre 451.

Siblings clash at the bedside of their ailing, but still manipulative, 74-year-old mother – one resentful that he never left years ago, the other guilty that she did.

When a feisty 74-year-old family matriarch lands in hospital with an unexplained illness, her dutiful son and errant daughter convene at her bedside. Confronted with the reality of caring for their manipulative mother, the siblings question their life decisions and the meaning of family, unleashing a trail of guilt and resentment as past collides with present.

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