This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls
Harvey Weinstein was just the beginning. Since October 2017, when the Hollywood movie mogul was accused of rape, hundreds of men in positions of power, repute and influence have been named and shamed for all manner of harassment, coercion and assault across the spectrum of sexual misconduct.
Millions around the world are being pulled into the #MeToo minefield and the Time’s Up tsunami. We are experiencing a redefining period in our history, where women are finding their voices in a way never before witnessed.
Then there are the many voices that are never heard, stories never told, secrets never shared, and truths never revealed.
Pangdemonium has commissioned the world premiere of THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO PRETTY GIRLS to be one such story, with many sides, many secrets, and many truths, each one demanding to be told; a story about women and men who have not been liberated by the revolution, and whose lives perch on the knife edge between damnation and deliverance.
Playwright Ken Kwek (award-winning director of Unlucky Plaza) has conducted interviews with more than 100 women and men, and, drawing from their stories of violence, heartbreak and survival, created a provocative, poignant and powerful piece of theatre for our times.
Kwek says: “This play is partly a journey of my own reckoning with the #MeToo movement. I see this as being as much a men’s issue – if not more so – as it is a women’s issue.”
In this new dawn of female empowerment and gender equality that is galvanizing our society, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO PRETTY GIRLS is an explosive and timely new play that will pull apart preconceptions, confound conspiracy theories, and make you question yourself and the people you think you know.
You have been warned.
Oon Shu An
Drama Centre Theatre
10 – 26 May 2019