The Love Play is a triptych of plays threaded together. Each of the three stories focuses on a moment of erotic love at different times of life. In each story there is a moment of beauty, consummation, and also a death. A young couple in the throes of roll playing take their desire for each other one step too far. A married woman, pregnant to a man she loves but is not her husband terminates her pregnancy and returns to her family. An old man is sick and losing his mind, his lover helps him say goodbye to the world.
The three stories together make a fourth narrative which culminates in a comic telling of the myth of Orpheus’ descent into Hades to rescue his lover. The Love Play is a poetic, witty and theatrically innovative venture into the heart of love and death.
- Triptych of poetic plays, with an absurd twist.
- 60 minutes
- 3 female, 3 male
- Australian Script Centre