Scenes from Family Life

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408166956.00000020
Scenes: 2. Roles: Male (8) , Female (6) , Neutral (0)

Scenes from Family Life is a charged and punchy play about relationships and the last two people left on earth.

Lisa and Jack are teenagers, but they are about to become adults; Lisa is pregnant, and neither of them can wait for the baby to arrive and their lives to start. But then Lisa vanishes – into thin air. Jack panics until she comes back, but then she disappears again, and then it turns out that everyone is dematerialising, all over the planet people are disappearing. Quickly, the only people left in the world are Jack and his heavily pregnant friend Stacy. Jack adjusts to the silent and primitive world; but for Stacey it begins to turn into a nightmare.

Scenes from Family Life was originally commissioned as part of the National Theatre Connections programmes, as part of a group of plays specifically written for teenagers. It was performed at the National in 2008.

From Plays for Young People

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Mark Ravenhill

ISBN: 9781408128619

Series: Play Anthologies

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