“I don’t understand …”

 “… Don’t try to understand.”

Four guests at an isolated hotel in the midst of a shadowy forest.

A tennis game one never sees.

A card game without rules.

A game of seduction that may consume all …

Marguerite Duras tantalises and infuriates with this enigmatic quartet of desire and destruction.

No Australian director is as attuned to Duras’ work as Laurence Strangio.

– Cameron Woodhead, The Age 2016


Text by Marguerite Duras

Adapted and directed by Laurence Strangio

Performed by Rupert Burns, Dean Cartmel, Laura Lattuada and Annie Thorold with a special appearance by Ubaldino Mantelli

Designed by Mattea Davies, Bronwyn Pringle and Raya Slavin

Dramaturgical associate: Annie Thorold

Photography/image credit: Laurence Strangio/Felix Strangio



March 14 – 25



Wed (14th) 6.30pm |

Wed (21st) Thu, Fri, Sat 8.30pm |

Sun 6pm |

Approx. 75 min


La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond St, Carlton


Tickets Info/

Full $30 Concession  $20

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142