Within the darkest corners of the seedy urban underworld, three characters struggle to survive against the mounting odds. With addiction and the need for love raising the stakes by the moment, the brutal world of the marginalised is exposed, and a desperate game of love and lust is played out.
Him and Her try to hold on to what they have, as the dangerous transvestite Snake craftily slides into their desperate world, where day-to-day life often gets lost in the battle to just ... be.
''A moral script devoid of moralising... House gives this well-worn plot some original twists that lift it above the ordinary. His language ranges from the scatological to flights of poetry, ending with ... a kind of redemption through love." - Real Time
"Perhaps the grittiest work by Adelaide's much awarded playwright Stephen House, A Thing Called Snake continues a long exploration of life and longing on the margins of society: the "street class" to coin House's own phrase." - The Advertiser
- Black comedy/psychodrama
- 70 minutes
- 1 female, 2 male
- One of the male characters is a transvestite
- 16 to 18, 18+
- young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre