PEE STICK, performed at the Butterfly Club
Annie is 50% pregnant, she is in the marginal world of maybe and maybe not. There is nothing to do but wait the 45 minutes for the Pee Stick verdict. The audience waits with her.
It is the human drama that most women have had to consider. Am I pregnant?
For a single girl in the 80’s, it’s a scandal; a proactive modern girls entitlement; a workplace misfit or life on the park bench. Annie chooses to rise above the difficulties and doubts. There is no going home. This timid soul is about to embark on a life journey.
Carly Milroy handles the subject matter in a comic but gracious performance. The little girl attitude of the young woman she plays, fits the 80’s mould of women, that have gained meagre progress, and ‘bit off more than they can chew’.
The Artist tackles a historic piece and succeeds in capturing a time before she was born. The working woman, that time juggles children in the our modern climate, and takes up kick boxing; is a far cry away from the 80’s girl, that protested for basic rights.
“There is nothing I wont get right as a parent ….. I have no idea what I am doing …. but we’ll work it out.”
It was a fun journey, and she has a beautiful singing voice.