By Neil LaBute. RoundSquare Productions. Director: Peter Blackburn. Art Design: Ilana Payes. Lighting Design: Aaron Bell. Set design and construction: Chris Purtle. Producer: Josh Blau. No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne. March 7 – 24, 2013.
Directorial debut – pursuing the place of art.
Peter Blackburn has chosen a technically challenging play for his directorial debut. A balancing act between thought about art and the reality of personhood and relationships, the play’s tension between these two is played out though conversations about art and the dynamics of the influence Evelyn exerts on Adam and his friends.
All four actors capably created their characters, ably supported by the lighting, music and clever conversion of an art gallery into a performance space.