Sylvia Terry: A Play in Three Acts (Paperback)
"His head was beaten on the side of a toilet. And I would shake the man's hand who gripped the filth. 'Cause there's more justice in that man's hand, than all the court rooms of the country."Sylvia and her mother Heather's world is upended with her brother Neil's involvement in a particularly heinous crime.The severe public reaction and disgust is personified by Ruth, the next door neighbour.Insights are drawn into Heather's life as a pillar of the community by Sarah, an attending police officer, to show that even respected innocent bystanders can be burnt by the fire of public scandal."Sylvia Terry" enjoyed an enthusiastic reading within the 1998 Australian National Playwrights Conference in Canberra.