Unseen (Ashley McLean)
By Francesca Peschier | Published on Sunday 21 August 2016
Holly is homeless and it’s not her fault, just a combination of bad luck, ill-fated decisions and the sorry state of the economy. Writer/performer Ashley McLean’s script manages not to make extraordinary the fine line between homeless and not. Holly’s encounter with past job rival Maria (Lara Fabiani) leads to heart-to-hearts over bacon rolls, about the precariousness and chronic unfairness faced by the homeless and those who can’t, or won’t see them. The dialogue between these two women divided by circumstance is realistic and never feels forced, unlike some of the more moralistic monologues. There’s no major drama to this piece, but it’s the very passivity that lends weight to the depressing heaviness of being trapped without a roof over your head.
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tw rating 3/5 | [Francesca Peschier]