By Penelope Bartlau, directed by Jason Lehane. Barking Spider Visual Theatre. La Mama Courthouse, Carlton (VIC). 18 February – 1 March 2015.
As someone said to me after the show, ‘It’s probably best just to let it wash over you.’ Indeed, director & designer Jason Lehane says in a program note: ‘This is a work that one feels before one understands…’ True. These two otherwise quite different pieces are verbally dense, layered, allusive and – if I dare say so – poetic. They are highly imaginative, relentless and inaccessible to one’s ‘normal’ theatrical comprehension. There are stories, but no plots; there are images, but they are m