By David Greig, adapted from Stanislaw Lem’s novel. Malthouse Theatre. Merlyn Theatre. June 28 – July 21 2019.
Solaris is another remarkable feat of staging from Director, and Malthouse’s Artistic Director, Matthew Lutton. On an immaculate white set (Hyemi Shin) with walls that magically open and close to furnish cold impassive environments on a space station, three living scientists try to understand the strange, lurking, human-like, presences that have beset their environment. These disturbances are attributed to extraterrestrial interactions from the planet Solaris and unnervingly they have been, mysteriously, growing in efficacy.