Zoe is about grief, and how we do (or don’t) cope with it.
Emma is going through a divorce. While she’s coping reasonably well with the breakdown of her marriage, she is finding it harder to deal with the fact that the future (and the child, Zoe) they had planned is now gone.
This child is very real to her and when she meets the coincidentally named Zoe on the beach, she has trouble realising that this is not a grown up version of the child she was supposed to have. What Zoe thinks about it is another matter!
Zoe isn’t the only problem Emma has. Her mother seems determined to be a person first and a mother second, which doesn’t sit well with Emma’s idealised concept of motherhood. Her best friend, Chris, has some issues of his own that threaten Emma’s idea of how the world should work.
Zoe is playing at the King Street Theatre in Newtown from 18-22 September.
Bookings at www.sydneyfringe.com or by calling 02 9020 6980