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A Hoax by Rick Viede

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Published on Sep 4, 2011

When social worker Ant discovers Currah, a young indigenous girl with a horrific past, he's certain he's found the way to make a difference.

When literary agent extraordinaire Ronnie Lowe discovers Currah, she's certain she's found marketing gold.

Now Currah's got the world at her feet, an army of fans and isn't returning any of Ant's calls. Finding himself flung aside, Ant will do anything to be part of the spotlight.

Inspired by the recent spate of fabricated "misery memoirs", A Hoax is a vicious satire on the politics of identity, modern celebrity and the peddling of abuse culture.

Rick Viede burst onto the scene when his first play Whore won the Griffin Award, toured to New York and took out the Queensland Premier's Literary Award. A Hoax is Rick's provocative and hilarious second play, and winner of the 2011 Griffin Award.

With its wickedly irreverent humour, A Hoax will make you gasp with delight and despair in one breath.

Book tickets at www.griffintheatre.com.au

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