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The Choice

A playwright, feeling an urgency to explore the complex feelings of love and guilt surrounding her relationship with her brother, imagines four characters to play out experiences that have shaped her life.
Existing within her imagination are the expecting couple and two medical professionals.
The couple ‘steaming with emotion’, contrast with the consultant and midwife who have been over exposed to these choices and have hardened opinions of their own.
The Choice, A-play-within-a-play allows a thought-provoking distance from the subject matter, but provides no attempt at any answers, presenting endless questions about how we choose to walk through life.
With possibilities of prenatal screening ever increasing, the questions in this play surrounding Down’s Syndrome could be replaced by infinite identifiable aspects of an unborn child’s physicality or personality. How does this increasing knowledge affect the choices we face?