Maggie, a retired career nurse, has recently lost her husband. The funeral - two months prior - is not the only thing on her mind, though. An addicted gambler, her husband has left her with mountainous debt, in addition to a mortgage and bills of everyday life. Upon discovering this, Maggie's two sons and daughter-in-law make adjustments to help alleviate the debt. However, their efforts don’t count for much when Maggie is diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer.
With her options rapidly vanishing, she must act fast and decisively to access treatment and keep her in good health for the birth of her grandchildren. Through her own digging, she finds an answer. It's her best shot, maybe her only shot, but one with enormous consequence. The only question left is: When is her life worth more than another?
"Worth" is the debut production of local, up-and-comer Chris Kalandadse. With a strong cast filled with Howard Fine Acting Studio students and alumni, "Worth" looks to approach a topic largely unnoticed by the public, but an issue plaguing families and communities across Australia. Be sure not to miss a 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival production 'worth' your time! #WorthAtFringe #FringeWorthy
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Warning: Contains mild coarse language, adult themes(violence)