© Luke Rogers

PLAY HOUSE

by Martin Crimp

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DRAMATIC ART

2012

DIRECTOR  Luke Rogers

DESIGNER  Georgia Hopkins

LIGHTING DESIGNER  Alexander Berlage

SOUND DESIGNER  Brittany Jones

STAGE MANAGER  Kirsty Walker

DRAMATURG  Julian Lanarch

 

CAST

Matt Minto & Fiona Pepper

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Mark Nolan

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Australian Premiere

 

“What I’m trying - am I? - to explore in Play House is the fragility and above all volatility of a relationship. And the extent to which, in the world now, individuals are prepared to accommodate to each other in the name of love.” – Martin Crimp

 

Sex, work, pregnancy, parents, weird neighbours, cleaning the fridge and dancing: Play House tells - in thirteen brief scenes - the story of a young couple's attempts to set up a home.


Play House examines the bi-polar nature of love, the ebb and flow between loving and loathing, and asks how two people can build a relationship together without destroying a part of themselves.


Crimp’s work is both allusive and elusive, seeking to uncover the secrets and truths that hide behind our every act and word. In his familiar fragmented and elliptical style, we are presented with an intriguing mosaic of life and love where boundaries are constantly tested and nothing is as it seems, no matter which side you view it from.

 

 

Play House was a NIDA Directing graduation production. It also toured to Gorman House Arts Centre (Canberra) with Sam O'Sullivan and Kate Skinner in the cast.