Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, 2019
Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth WA
Director: Eva Grace Mullaley
Writer: Barbara Hostalek
Set and Costume Design: Sara Chirichilli
Lighting Design: Karen Cook
Sound Design: Mei Swan Lim
Frankie is in jail for serious offences of assault and drug possession. She’s bitter, disenfranchised and just wants to live life on her terms. But jail is a temporary escape for her – free from financial hardship, homelessness, and hunger.
Cracked is the story of Frankie as she rages her way through the criminal justice system with the hope of being reunited with her kids. Weaving several narratives, Cracked shows the complexity and disconnectedness of people that fall into a life of crime, and the trials faced by prisoners and others who are determined to help them find a better life. Written by Barbara Hostalek, whose first play Banned sold out two seasons at The Blue Room Theatre in 2018, Cracked is a powerful and thought-provoking look inside our criminal justice system from an exciting new voice.