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Angela wants her friend Stephen to help her write a book. She has not seen her family in twenty five years and wants everyone to understand why. Stephen is adopted and recently met his biological mother for the first time - it was not what he was expecting and he now feels his adoption may have impacted on him as an individual far more than he previously thought. How much of where we came from determines who we are later in life? Is blood really thicker than water? As Stephen and Angela begin explore the past events of both their lives, what is truth and what is fiction?
Archive :: production:T0515621347, play:S0128203764, venue:V254
Fragile in reality is the only play, written in part by the late Angela Thomas who tragically passed away at the age of 42 in July of 2009. At the time of her death Lance Nielsen and Angela were working together on writing both her biography on her life, and a play that would explore similar issues to the book, but would be a work of fiction allowing her a greater sense of freedom with the story. Angela would have taken the lead role in the play and it was her intention for the whole experience to be a cathartic journey, enabling her to tackle the issues she wanted to explore. So for the first, and possibly the only time, the Company presents the work of Angela Thomas and the story she wanted to tell, to the extent that we are able to tell it, without her.