Vera Vera Vera (Modern Plays) by Hayley Squires

By Hayley Squires

The boy who comes again from a warfare distant in a wood field is glorified and known as a hero. because the funeral plans are made in a small Kent city, his siblings squabble over who he used to be. possibly the fanfare isn't really wanted for this heroic martyr.

Vera Vera Vera is a blackly comedian play approximately what we're keen to struggle for. Her first paintings for the theatre, Hayley Squires is a bracing new voice, transparent eyed and loud, taking a look at violence, overlook and apathy. Depicting a gritty slice of social realism, Vera Vera Vera portrays the disjunction among the lives of the surviving relatives opposed to the thoughts and patriotic commemoration for the useless. drug dependancy, crime, verbal and family abuse, engrained racism, the characters' downtrodden and trapped lives are uncovered with honesty and verve.

This courageous and uncompromising play questions either the validity of the parable of the martyred soldier and the genuine worthy of survival for these left behind.

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