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A PROVOCA­TIVE hu­man story about life, touched with glis­ten­ing mo­ments of hu­mour, forms the ba­sis of Fringe World Fes­ti­val pro­duc­tion Dolores.

Writ­ten by Ed­ward Al­lan Baker and di­rected by for­mer St Stephen’s School drama teacher Amanda Crewes, the 50minute play sees Dolores es­cape her dan­ger­ously abu­sive hus­band and get help from her sis­ter San­dra, who does not want to get in­volved.

“Their story is es­sen­tially a search for love after look­ing in all the wrong places,” Crewes said.

“Baker writes with such hu­man­ity and hu­mour that ev­ery woman who is a mother, daugh­ter or sis­ter will con­nect with these women and recog­nise some­thing of them­selves in them.

“But it’s not just a story for and about women; Dolores is a mov­ing story with touches of hu­mour that come up against har­row­ing mo­ments of re­al­ity in a sin­gle mo­ment of ex­is­tence.”

Crewes, who set up The Ac­tors’ Hub in 2012, said she was in­spired to di­rect the play be­cause “it cap­tures the authen­tic truth of what it means to be hu­man”.

Dolores plays at The Laneway Lounge from 6.15pm on Fe­bru­ary 3, 4, 10, 11. Tick­ets are $25 or $23 con­ces­sion at www.fringe­

A scene from Dolores.

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