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Extinction

Extinction - Drill Hall Theatre Production

The New York’s Manhattan Theatre Club commissioned prestigious Australian playwright Hannie Rayson’s most recent play, “EXTINCTION”. Hannie has received many literary awards including the first play ever to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Award for “Life after George”.

Hannie weaves her words with wit, intelligence and a great understanding of the human condition. In this play she delves deep into the heart of our moral values. The narrative wraps an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story that materialises from a wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured Australian native tiger quoll, bringing together four interesting and diverse characters.

Extinction expertly depicts a struggle all too familiar to most: when is money more important than principles? This question draws the audience in to an emotive story, interwoven with both environmental and social ambiguities.