Bookings open 1 November 2019.
Beverley Jackman is the highly-regarded principal at a private girls’ high school. Her husband, Adrian, is an academic who teaches at the University of Cape Town. Their perfect nuclear family includes Gina, their daughter who works as a doctor in Malawi, and their son Josh, who’s in the process of completing his master’s degree.
Then, one day, tragedy strikes. A serious car accident puts one of the family in a coma. Should there be a recovery, there is a good chance that the family member will live and spend the rest of their lives in a vegetative state.
What We Wish For juxtaposes the sanctity of life against the dignity of life and explores some of the moral and social questions related to these in this family drama.
Commissioned by The Fugard Theatre as part of its New Writing Initiative.