INTIMACIES is comprised of two thematically linked one act plays set in the near future, which explore the ways in which the new technologies are changing our lives and the way we relate to each other.
Sweet Thing opens with Sally having a frank and intimate discussion with her Mum. They appear to have a beautiful close relationship … – until Sally’s brother Philip storms in, angry and abusive. For Mum is not exactly what she seems; she’s a clone that Sally made of her mother upon her death – a way for Sally to address all her unresolved issues stretching back to childhood.
I’d Rather Be the Pope opens with Rod, a man in his early twenties, in consultation with his Counsellor. Rod is a hard-core gamer, who spends most of his conscious life playing virtual games. A borderline sociopath who is prone to violent outbursts, he has been banned from playing games and marginalised by society. However, when he assaults his Counsellor, her reaction is quite unexpected …
“… highly amusing … wonderfully unsettling … confirms Sinclair’s reputation for provocative writing that is finely attuned to the quirkiness of the Kiwi psyche.” New Zealand Herald.”