The Girl Who Was a Hundred Girls

 

‘The piece is beautifully written, directed and executed, a succession of seamlessly threaded images of compassion, femininity and family from the second you walk in to the last minute of what feels like the fastest 80 minutes of your week.’

Adelaide Collective


What company can solitude offer? A girl is kidnapped. She is kept in a room. She sees no one. She hears nothing. She has only her shadow as companion. After a time, she tells it her stories. After some more, it lends her its own.

The girl who was a hundred girls is the story of eight women, over different generations, borne from one woman. Each has a task that seems too great for an individual – liberation, victory, to conquer, to love. But each has hope.

CAST SIZE

Previous seasons: 8-30 performers
(often performed by school classes, this is an invitation to each ensemble)

AUDIENCE SIZE

For ages 14 and up, all the way to adult

LENGTH

60-80 minutes

SEASONS

2016

Cabra College, Adelaide, Australia
Walford Girls High School, Adelaide, Australia

2014

Glenunga International High School, Adelaide, Australia
William Light High School, Adelaide, Australia

2012

Urban Myth Youth Theatre, Adelaide, Australia

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FIRST PRODUCED

  • Commissioned and first produced by Urban Myth (South Australia)
  • First directed by Glenn Hayden

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