In Maxine Quintyne-Kolaru's play, Ailleen struggles to cope with her alcoholic mother and the trauma caused by her absent brother. With the unexpected return of her Uncle Silco from prison and her ill-fated 16th birthday looming, the reality of Ailleen's world comes crashing in on her. Only the unconventional love of Ryan and refuge in the local Chicken Shop that he runs, can make the reality of her grim world bearable.
Part of Talawa's Flipping the Script srries of play readings.
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