A gripping one-woman play on Duras’ adolescence, recounting family breakdown, madness and her tumultuous affair with an older Chinese man amidst her search for the origins of her passion to write.
Adapted for the stage by the late Colin Duckworth, directed by Greg Carroll, starring Kate Kendall, this gripping one-woman play tells the story of Duras’ adolescence, recounting family breakdown, madness and her tumultuous affair with an older Chinese man amidst her search for the origins of her passion to write.
Corrigan’s large, enclosed and padded stark white set evokes the intense heat of Saigon and the sparse luminosity of Duras’ prose. Always enamoured by the notion of dreams and their narratives, both Corrigan’s buildings and theatre designs can be interpreted as a series of fictions. He uses fiction as a way to refocus our eyes and give us a new glimpse of reality and point of entry into discussion.
Presented within the exhibition space itself, this bespoke set provides a rare opportunity to experience at first hand the relationship between Corrigan’s engagement with theatre and his overall approach to design.
This event is presented by RMIT Gallery as part of the exhibition Peter Corrigan: Cities of Hope (12 April – 8 June).
The Lover is held on 16, 18, 19 and 23 May. Bookings essential.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.