Five plays are intertwined in one in this story of fringe dwellers, living in an age of social, ecomic and moral deprivation. Mostly without work, and politically disengaged, they work at survival. 'With intelligence, well-judged humour and the searching qualities of truly memorable theatre, the play peels away political propaganda and tions of correctness to present a candid, difficult, searing portrait of the poor and marginalised.' SMH Who' Afraid of the Working Class? was adapted into the film, Blessed. (9 male, 10 female).
Andrew Bovell is an award-winning writer for theatre, film and television. His AWGIE award-winning play 'Speaking in Tongues' has been seen throughout Australia as well as in Europe and the US and Bovell adapted it for the screen as Lantana. Patricia Cornelius is one of Australias most awarded and celebrated playwrights. Her confronting plays deal with people living on the margins of society, struggling with poverty and prejudice.
Andrew Bovell, Christos Tsiolkas, Irine Vela, Melissa Reeves, Patricia Cornelius