FALLING PETALS

by Ben Ellis

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FALLING PETALS

by Ben Ellis

Something strange is happening in the country town of Hollow—a mysterious syndrome that seems to strike only the young. The town is quarantined, schools are closed and fences go up. Guards patrol new enforced borders, but amongst the townsfolk denial runs deep. Part science-fiction, part satire, Falling Petals is a darkly humorous fable about the consequences of a culture of disposable youth and it also blasts the urban/rural fissure open.

"This is a confronting parable of human existence; it is tough, aggressive theatre played at a high-decibel, frequent-coarse-language intensity." - The Age

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Wal Cherry Best Unproduced Play of the Year (2002 winner)

Louis Esson Prize for Drama (2004 nominee)

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