Following a hugely successful run at Sydney’s Old 505 Theatre, acclaimed stand-up comedian Becca Hurd is bringing her new one-woman-show to Artists’ Exchange in Cranston. The Other Side of 25 is a hysterical and heartfelt play and is written and performed by Hurd.
Featuring original music and an original story all written by local Warwick native Hurd, The Other Side of 25 is sure to be a hit at Artists’ Exchange.
The Other Side of 25 tells the story of Amory, who, despite her best instincts, reluctantly agrees to become the surrogate for her sister’s baby. But after her sister and brother-in-law unexpectedly die in a car crash, Amory finds herself stuck, pregnant and on the other side of 25.
The production team behind The Other Side of 25 is almost entirely made up of female-identifying artists, something that was very important to writer Hurd. “I wanted to tell a female-centric story that captured the humor and pressure of a woman in her twenties.”
More than just a story about surrogacy, The Other Side of 25 examines the expectations placed on young women, exploring pregnancy, family dynamics and what it means for a young woman to grow up. In an age where the “kidult” is king, The Other Side of 25 takes the audience on an uproarious journey through the experiences of a very feisty female.
The play was developed at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 2018, where Becca has just completed the MFA writing course.
“NIDA gave me a fantastic education, and being able to learn about the Australian brand of humor has made this play an important personal achievement for me. I draw on my personal history, and my skills as a stand-up comic to create a show that aims to be dynamic, exciting and hilarious.”
The Other Side of 25 is being performed at The Artists’ Exchange in Cranston May 30 through June 2. For more information visit www.artists-exchange.org/events.html.