THE THIRD ACT

by Emma Wood

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THE THIRD ACT

by Emma Wood

Sue’s daughter is getting married. While Lara brims over with excitement, Sue pastes on a smile and wonders how she will be able to endure the event. The wedding will force her to come face to face with her own, very different circumstances: the end of her long marriage, her estranged husband and his new partner, and questions she has been trying very hard to push away. And as family and friends gather, new possibilities loom that force Sue to contemplate what she has done to lead her here, and whether she can muster the strength to step forward into a different future.

The Third Act is a comedic drama, presenting colourful and complex characters in a contemporary setting. It addresses timeless issues: how the actions of others can change the course of our lives, how choice and determination can help us respond to that, and the importance of family and friendship.