DESTROY, SHE SAID
“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