Gruesome Playground Injuries isn’t your typical love story, it’s a poignant, heartbreaking and touching play that follows the intersecting lives of Kayleen and Doug over thirty years through injury, heartbreak and their tendency towards self-destruction. An acclaimed Off-Broadway smash-hit, Gruesome Playground Injuries is certain to leave Australian audiences aching for more.
Gruesome Playground Injuries is the premiere show for Good Grandson Productions, a new company on the Melbourne independent theatre scene. Created by Christian Charisiou, Good Grandson Productions is looking to bring exciting, relevant and provocative plays to Australian audiences.
Charisiou, the founder of Good Grandson, is co-producing Gruesome Playground Injuries with Kaytlin Petrarca. Charisiou is also playing the lead role of Doug opposite Laura McIntosh’s Kayleen.
Written by Rajiv Joseph, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Gruesome Playground Injuries is a brilliant play which explores the dark humoured and complex relationship between scar-crossed lovers and the pain they inflict upon each other.
October 10 – 20