By Feidlim Cannon & Gary Keegan, Brokentalkers. Melbourne Festival. The Coopers Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre. 10-13 October 2014
On the way in, we are handed empty balloons. The show begins. Dr Erich Keller, psychiatrist, playing Dr Erich Keller, psychiatrist, puts us through a relaxation exercise. We are told to breathe in through the nose, out through the mouth, and feet flat on the floor. Whether this is simply good for us or to make us more receptive to the show isn’t clear. Later, he asks us to inflate our balloons by blowing our anger into them.