Well-meaning, teenage misfit Millie comes home from work one day to discover her old childhood friend Annie bruised and bloody on her doorstep. Millie picks her up, dusts her off and puts her in the bath. Lying in bed together, the two reminisce on a childhood that occurred a lifetime ago and recall an old promise to care for one other “until the end of the earth, no matter the cost and no matter the consequence".
As Annie sleeps, Millie vows to honour her friend in the one way that seems fair; revenge.
Set in the outskirts of metropolitan Melbourne, Kerosene embraces the power of simple, solo storytelling in creating an intimate, absorbing and powerful theatrical experience. No set and no props – just one woman telling a story about protecting and caring for her best friend in the only way she knows how.
Izabella Yena (Home I'm Darling, Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears) stars in this relentless and unsympathetic character study that examines the ways society perceives and trivialises acts of female violence, and the realities of what it means to grow up young, quiet and forgotten in modern day Australia.
Written and Directed by Benjamin Nichol
Performed by Izabella Yena
Produced by Jack Dixon Gunn
Sound Composition by Connor Ross
Duration 50 Minutes
Warnings (15+): Adult Themes, Coarse Language, Drug References
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