A decade of being single.
Countless IVF attempts...
And now 8 months pregnant.
40 year old Kristy thinks she's made the biggest mistake of her life.
When Kristy visits her mum Gwynn at her rural home one weekend, she struggles to embrace the last-minute baby shower that is thrust upon her. In fact, the whole impending arrival of the (don’t say it)… is causing Kristy major anxiety, and major IBS.
Kristy’s friends do all they can to keep Kristy’s spirits high, as well as deflect Aunty Lou’s archaic opinions on what makes a ‘normal family’.
Kristy’s oldest and dearest friend, Emma, makes a surprise appearance and she finally feels she has an ally who might support her, unconditionally, with the massive life choice she’s made. But Emma is navigating her own struggles with her recent divorce and the breakdown of her relationship with her 18-year-old son.
With one stepping into motherhood, and the other stepping away from it, both women realise that their ideals of what makes the perfect family, and mother, needs to change.
Written by: Fleur Murphy
A one-act play
Duration: 35 mins
Characters: 6 F
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“Don’t say (bubba)” was written as part of the 2020 Playwrights Bake Off, presented by FUSE Darebin. Thanks to Mark Pritchard and Ra Chapman for facilitating such an extraordinary event.
A Playwright’s Bake Off is a two-day rapid-fire playwriting challenge, based on the methodologies of US playwright Paula Vogel. The stimulus text for this particular challenge was Ray Lawler’s “ Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.” Playwrights were also provided with a list of 26 ‘ingredients’ which were pulled from the source play and were included in the script.