Pepworth, Barbara (Australian playwright, 19__-____), “Performing Seals,”
a 90-minute drama in English, set in _____, Australia, 1984,
© 1984 by Barbara Pepworth;
• in Barbara Pepworth’s Performing Seals (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: The Author, 1984);
• script/rights available through The Australian Script Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia, telephone (03) 6223 4675, fax (03) 6223 4678, e-mail email@example.com.
Sonny (m), 17, Daddy’s toy boy, Jo’s best friend; Daddy (m), Sonny's sugar daddy; Jo (f), Sonny’s best friend, a stripper.
“Seventeen-year-old Sonny lives in Kings Cross. His best friend is Jo, a stripper. Daddy pays Sonny's rent and always knows what's best for his Sonny. All hell breaks loose when Sonny defies Daddy.
“This play revolves around a bizarre inversion of the traditional 'happy family'. . . . A stark examination of power—of submission and dominance, control and role-playing—in a queer 'family'.” Audience age is adult.—Script Search, http://www.verdant.com.au/ozscript/search.asp, accessed August 30, 2002.
control, dominance, family, friendship, homosexuality, power, queer, relationships, role-playing, stripping, submission.