IVF isn’t foolproof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to breed. Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.
Today people have access to other people’s eggs, sperm, and a range of expensive avenues to go down when nature isn’t taking its course. And abortions are easy to access because reproduction is all about choice, right?
Written by Elisabeth Easther, Seed is the winner of the 2014 Adam New Zealand Play Award; this production is directed by Kerryn Palmer and stars Hannah Banks, Sophie Hambleton, Emily Regtien, Carrie Green, and Tom Knowles.
Seed is about the horror some woman experience to learn they’re pregnant, even while in loving relationships, and about fancy fertility clinics that prey on people’s primal urge to replicate, in the hope of cementing the bond with their partner in a way a ring, a house or a promise just don’t.
“Moments of side splitting hilarity coupled with heart wrenching poignancy” – Ewen Coleman, Dominion Post
“… sophisticated, witty and very contemporary meditation on the timeless processes of procreation.” – NZ Herald
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