The IT

by Vivienne Franzemann

I feel...a presence. 

A gnawing.

A squirming.
It’s small. 

Like a cherry pip. 

Or a baby shrimp. 

It is really small. 

Whatever it is. 

But it’s here. 

It is definitely here. 

Grace Freemantle has something growing inside her.  She doesn’t know what it is, but she knows it’s not a baby.  It starts in her stomach but quickly outgrows that until it takes over the entirety of her insides. She can’t contain it forever, sooner or later something’s got to give.

 

First commissioned and produced by The National Theatre Connections in 2020. 'The IT’ by Vivienne Franzemann, is a darkly comic state of the nation play exploring adolescence and the rage within, written very specifically for today. 

With a local cast of 25 young people, this will be Stratford Youth Theatre’s first performance at The Bear Pit Theatre.

Directed by Aaron Bixley & Sarah Plowright

(Contains some swear words)

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