Hell’s Belles

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This post has nothing–well, almost nothing–to do with debt. But this is a blog, right? So I can post what­ev­er I want.

And what I want is for you to see a new play called Hel­l’s Belles–or at least spread the word about it.  It’s a com­e­dy with the under­ly­ing theme of “Be care­ful what you wish for”: two divorcees fan­ta­sis­ing about the ide­al man acci­den­tal­ly con­jure up a demon, who can only leave once he has some­one’s sig­na­ture on a con­tract that offers a wish in return for a soul.

I’ll avoid a Wol­fowitz moment here by acknowl­edg­ing that the play­wright is a very good friend of mine, Deb Mul­hall. But in the John Cootes tra­di­tion, I would­n’t rec­om­mend her play unless I thought it was great. And I did: the plot might seem to have echoes of The Witch­es of East­wick, but there’s not a deriv­a­tive moment in it, and there are many many good lines and coher­ent twists to the sto­ry.

The main prob­lem with it is the loca­tion: it’s being per­formed at the Wol­lon­gong Work­shop The­atre in Gwyn­neville (192 Gipps Rd; Ph 4225 9407), for this and the next two week­ends only. This is over an hour’s dri­ve from Syd­ney.

But you don’t often get to see a tru­ly fun­ny, brand new play, and it’s per­formed by a very good lit­tle com­pa­ny. It’s more than worth the dri­ve.

And remem­ber, if you enjoy it–you owe me.

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About Steve Keen

I am Professor of Economics and Head of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London, and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. As well as attacking mainstream thought in Debunking Economics, I am also developing an alternative dynamic approach to economic modelling. The key issue I am tackling here is the prospect for a debt-deflation on the back of the enormous private debts accumulated globally, and our very low rate of inflation.