Charlotte is fifteen. She wants to be beautiful like her late mother. She wants to have a face that launched a thousand ships... she decides to become a porn star. Her Guidance Counsellor Gary won't help. Or will he? Her grief-stricken Dad is too drunk to notice. Her grief-stricken Dad is too drunk to notice. Her best friend Heather thinks it’s just a case of using the right ‘product’ – “Read the Label and Apply”.
A Brief History of Helen of Troy is a razor-sharp black comedy from up-and-coming New York playwright Mark Schultz. It is a provocative insight into the politics of beauty and the helter-skelter world of adolescence.
Image by Mark Goddard