Theatre Works Presents

WellBless

By Debra Thomas & Ella Roth Barton

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1 - 11 December 2021

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Theatre Works

Wellness guru, Juniper, is hosting a conference with her fitness-obsessed sister, Ava. With sold-out sessions offering everything from clean eating, Polga™ (yoga-styled pole dancing) and crystal healing, and millions of Instagram followers flocking to see them, the sisters look set to take their brand WELLBLESS – wellness when you are #blessed – to entirely new heights.

But when Instafamous cancer-patient Maha – who has rejected traditional treatments to follow Juniper’s wellness program – dies onsite, Juniper’s empire looks set to unravel. With the discovery of Maha’s body meaning the end of their incoming millions, the sisters work together with their panel of ‘experts’ to concoct a story about Maha’s complicity in her own death by choosing the path of chemotherapy and filling her body with ‘toxins’.

With journalist Mindy Flores asking all the questions Juniper should be asking about her own program, the sisters must work quickly to hide the truth. This darkly satirical comedy examines the parasitic world of wellness, a trillion dollar industry that preys on vulnerable women.

DURATION

100 MINUTES

WARNINGS

15+ Adult Themes, Coarse Language, Sex Scenes, Partial Nudity, Haze Effects, Simulated Violence, Drug Use

DATES & TIMES

Wednesday 1 December 2021, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 2 December 2021, 7:30pm Opening Night
Friday 3 December 2021, 7:30pm
Saturday 4 December 2021, 7:30pm
Tuesday 7 December 2021, 7:30pm
Wednesday 8 December 2021, 7:30pm
Thursday 9 December 2021, 7:30pm
Friday 10 December 2021, 7:30pm
Saturday 11 December 2021, 7:30pm

"Meticulously plotted and sophisticated in its use of form, this is a play of both craft and inspiration."
ANDREW UPTON ON PATRICK WHITE AWARD-WINNING PLAY "THE MAN’S BITCH" BY DEBRA THOMAS

Written and Created by
DEBRA THOMAS & ELLA ROTH BARTON
Directed by
KELLIE TORI
Performed by
ELLA ROTH BARTON, DEBRA THOMAS, EMILY JOY, JOSEPH LAI, ANDREA MENDEZ, LAUREN STEINER
Dramaturg
SAFFRON BENNER
Sound Designer
JAMES COLE
Lighting Designer
SPENCER HERD
Set Designer
KELLIE TORI
Costume Designers
ELLA ROTH BARTON, DEBRA THOMAS
Costume Construction
LAURA DE IONGH
Prop Designer
BRYNNA LOWEN
Set Builders
RALPH ALEXANDER, LUKE LENNOX
Stage Manager
LAUREN THUYS
Photographer
LUKE LENNOX
Graphic Designer
GEORGE MUNN