By Richard Foreman. Adapted by Richard Murphet. University of Melbourne-VCA (Vic). Grant Street Theatre. Director: Richard Murphet. Assistant Director: Prue Clark. Set Design: Laura Hicks. Costume Designer: Rebecca Dunn. 25 October - 1 November, 2013
In ‘obedience’ to the dictate of playwright Richard Foreman, director Richard Murphet has melded the two existing versions of this play, and the company has reinvented the locations and all the ‘characters’ apart from Eddie. Songs were also added ‘for good measure’.
A pleasing randomness pervades this production as everyman Eddie (Alistair Frearson) visits a city of poetry and is swept along in its frustrating labyrinth of dreams, nightmare, displacement, intrigue and desire. It is as though we too have entered a poem.