Author(s): Jean Tong
How do you lose that much money? How do you lose something that big? How many planes do you have to lose before people forget about the money you lost? A plane falls out of the sky. A large sum of money falls into someones pocket. A young woman falls in and out of place and home. Hungry Ghosts interlaces the disappearance of flight MH370 with political corruption scandals in Malaysia and the search for identity in the ambiguous space of the new migrant. Lost souls, victims of foul play, seekers. Jean Tongs unconventional new play interrogates the mystery of absence and existence, presence and loss. The Melbourne Theatre Company has prepared an education pack for Hungry Ghosts. It is available here.