Written & directed by Richard Murphet. La Mama, Carlton (VIC). 30 September – 11 October 2015.
Quick Death isn’t about Death and Slow Love is not about Love. Well, not exactly. This pair of clever one-act plays present images, catchphrases, and, yes, wittily chosen clichés that represent death and love, chiefly in cinema, but also in literature, and therefore, possibly, in our easily influenced imaginations. Much laughter springs from the audience’s recognition of these tropes – but the underlying intention is deadly serious. Richard Murphet is demonstrating for us how these representations, beguiling as they