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The Daphne Massacre

Written by Donna Abela, The Daphne Massacre is an absurdist play with a darker message.

Isabella is about to undergo the pre-marital extraction of all her teeth. Her Mother Figures, the Nurse, and a toothless bride-to-be called Daphne, nearly convince her of the economic and spiritual benefits of this age-old custom.

However, the Dentist's lusty Cook changes her mind by exposing her to a world of appetite and abundance. The central metaphor of this theatrical and non-naturalistic play is deliberately absurd and poses comparisons with extreme dieting and cosmetic surgery.