Wellness: A Social Justice Play
Address: 5 Carson pl
Date: 4-9 March 2019
Buy / Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wellness-tickets-54889184027
WRITTEN BY: Ella Arendelle
DIRECTED BY: George Lazaris
STAGE MANAGER: Erin Handford
Kashmira Mohamed Zagor
From the mind of prolific Artist-turned-Playwright, Ella Arendelle, comes a thrilling satire shining a light on a cultural perspective on health and a generational obsession with clean living. In a world committed to giving a voice to the voiceless and pushing for equality, Wellness aims to balance the scales, offering up the cperspective of a class of people completely left behind.
Presented as a part of The Butterfly Club’s inaugural 1 Act Play festival in March, Wellness is the culmination of a lifetime of experiences crying out for an audience.
Through a series of vignettes, Wellness shows the experiences that build up across the course of a life - from shopping for bridesmaids dresses to unwelcome messages on dating apps; from dealing with your friend who’s always on a diet to strangers who insist on making things uncomfortably intimate. Wellness is often funny, sometimes tragic and builds an inwardly fractured, presentationally perfect picture of modern-day life.
“Wellness is close to my heart, in part because it’s semi-autobiographical - everything in the play has been inspired by real events in my life,” says Arendelle, continuing “Representation matters. We all deserve to feel seen and share our experiences and I wrote this play to cut into the heart of a pressing contemporary issue.”
With Ella Arendelle fronting the cast herself, and director George Lazaris taking the reins. Prepare to see wellness culture smashed wide open. Wellness opens on the 4th of March and runs for five nights. Bookings highly recommended.