The Scavenger's Daughter
About The Scavenger's Daughter
You say Death is the stranger: The one we meet the day we die. You're wrong.
At the edge of an unknown empire, Jack, Ash, and Sarah have grown up in a war that’s been waging for 20 years. Jack’s only weeks away from civilian life, his freedom from the army having been bought for him by a mysterious philosopher who taught him to read and write. All he has to do is wait, smash Sarah’s heart, and keep in line. But when rations wear thin and the king seizes the opium trails, Jack and Ash must fight their way through the violence of withdrawal, scarcity, militarization, and each other.
The second installment in Susanna Fournier’s trilogy of new works "The Empire," "The Scavenger’s Daughter" is Rated R for language, injectable substances, dark comedy, shitty boyfriends, nightmares, famine, sexual content, guns, depictions of neo-liberal warfare in the service of imperial capitalism, and exploding toxic ideas of what it means to be a man, a nation, and a citizen.
The Empire trilogy spans five hundred years of an imagined history (not unlike our own). Each play is its own story, but when combined they reveal a secret, over-arcing narrative.