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written by Peter Nichols

directed by Mary Muenzen

Friday November 20th 1970 — Saturday December 12th 1970

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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

The play centers on a British couple who are struggling to save their marriage whilst trying to raise their only child, a small girl with cerebral palsy. She uses a wheelchair and is unable to communicate. Caring for her has occupied nearly every moment of her parents’ lives since her birth, taking a heavy toll on their marriage. Sheila, her mother, gives Josephine as much of a life as she can while husband Bri wants the child institutionalised and has begun to entertain chilling fantasies of killing himself and Josephine.

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