What does it mean to be free? â€' free to learn? free to choose? â€' to be truly independent?
Ellida â€' second wife to Doctor Wangel â€' must decide between her current life, sheltered by her marriage in a coastal fjord town, or an uncertain life with her former lover on the open sea.
What is our â€˜true life'? What defines a â€˜real marriage'? Or a â€˜happy ending'?
Are we creatures of the land? creatures of the sea? or creatures of habit?
A fresh translation of one of Ibsen's most uncharacteristic plays in a critically-conscious production that questions the decisions and compromises we make to survive.
See anything adapted by Strangio. The text is infinitely simple and artful, and honours the original.
â€' Sarah W, The Plus Ones 2016, on The Lover
No Australian director is as attuned to Duras' work as Laurence Strangio. â€¦ brilliant theatre, pure and simple.
â€' Cameron Woodhead, The Age 2016, on L'amante anglaise
May 16 â€' 27
Wed 6.30pm | Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm | Sun 4pm | MATINEES: Wed 1pm & Thu 11am
Approx. 120 min
La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond St, Carlton
Full $30 Concession $20
03 9347 6142