A Very Happy Scrappy Sackler Family Thanksgiving explores the civil lawsuits suing individual members of the billionaire family who own Purdue Pharma, the maker of the opioid prescription painkiller OxyContin. With dialogue drawn from statements made by the Sackler family members named as defendants in civil lawsuits filed by multiple American states, the production imagines a Thanksgiving in which generations of a fictional philanthropic family sit down over turkey and pie to give thanks with the knowledge that everyday 130 people in America die from opioid-related overdoses. All performers in the production are in recovery from substance misuse and addiction.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Outside Edge Theatre Company is the UK’s only theatre company and participatory arts charity with a focus on substance misuse and addiction. For the past 20 years, OETC has delivered free drama workshops for people in recovery and produced critically acclaimed productions about issues related to addiction. Recent productions include Tumulus (Soho Theatre), Check-in/Check-out (VAULT Festival), Rockston Stories (Hoxton Hall), Too High, Too Far, Too Soon (Tristan Bates) and One Day At A Time (Riverside Studios).
For more information about OETC’s productions and free drama workshops, please visit www.edgetc.org