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What does it mean to be free? ' free to learn? free to choose? ' to be truly independent?

Ellida ' second wife to Doctor Wangel ' 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 ‘true life'? What defines a ‘real marriage'? Or a ‘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.

' Sarah W, The Plus Ones 2016, on The Lover

No Australian director is as attuned to Duras' work as Laurence Strangio. … brilliant theatre, pure and simple.

' Cameron Woodhead, The Age 2016, on L'amante anglaise

May 16 ' 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

Tickets Info/
Full $30 Concession $20

Phone Booking/
03 9347 6142

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