Angel’s Children Review

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments


Angel’s Children is a play written by Alastair Sharp about homeless children living with their also homeless caretaker, Angel. Directed by Mr. Keyes (Bradley theatre arts director), it takes place in present-day Melbourne, Australia. The seven children live with Angel, even though he often abuses them when he is drunk. They stay because they have no choice; after all, he is the only family they’ve got. Later, Chanel Duvey, a news reporter, finds one of the homeless teens, Mark, after he was nearly crushed to death by a garbage truck. She does a story on him, and is determined to get to the others. Mark agrees, and when Chanel goes into their ‘home’, she is aghast. It is filthy, and she finds out that they are abused. Angel finds out, and he is not happy. They kick her out and tell her never to come back. The next day, Chanel reports that she has sent the police to arrest Angel. The play ends showing the children gathering their few belongings and leaving. But it does leave the audience to wonder: What will happen to them? What will they do? Will they stay together? That’s why this play is so captivating. It gives you a glimpse of what it’s like to be homeless and poverty-stricken. With commendable actors, an interesting storyline, and great scenery and props, this was a true tragedy well acted by the Bradley theatre department.


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