DREAM PILL, A PLAY BY REBECCA PRICHARD
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 11 A.M.
HARRIET TUBMAN THEATER
Run Time: approximately 45 minutes, talkback to follow each performance
Meet Tunde and Bola, nine years old, from Nigeria. Two girls sex-trafficked to London share with you their child’s-eye view of the journey they have taken, the people they have encountered and their strange ways, the air hostess who smiles so hard, the ‘bossman’ who talks in his sleep and the objects they have collected along the way.
Dream Pill tells the story of two Nigerian children who have been sold for sexual exploitation in the UK but approaches this difficult and prescient theme with charm, wit and sensitivity. Audiences praise the special connection they feel with the girls and never felt overpowered with guilt or revulsion to the subject matter, but rather they feel privileged to have been welcomed into the girls’ inner-world. The play leaves a lasting impression on audiences with the horror of what had happened revealing itself in waves afterwards.
Please join us for this limited run and stay for a talkback with playwright Rebecca Prichard, the cast and the director.
"First performed in Soho’s basement in November 2010, Dream Pill was commissioned as one of six short plays for the Chargedseason and was remounted for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 at the Underbelly.