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Winter

The essence of human experience is about connection with others and taking chances.

Theatre company Perosophia explore the concept of trying to find a way thorough the maze of relationship miscommunication in the Australian premiere of the Jon Fosse production Winter.

Director Jonathan Wald says the relatable production focuses on a man and woman who meet in a park and start a very odd relationship.

“It is a mystery around who they are and what they want,” he says. “So many people in the world pass a stranger and have a fantasy of what it would be like to know them and never act on it, these people actually do act on it.”

The production focuses on the characters trying to figure out each other and forming a connection, as they are both lonely and longing for intimacy.

“Over the course of the play they explore both of their needs for comfort, intimacy and sex,” he says.

Wald also says the production is still inherently European, with added Australian theatre elements, creating a fascinating blend.

“Australia is creating their own theatre aesthetic based on European traditions, with the Australian character melded with it, I really love the combination,” Wald says. (SOC)

Jun 7-22, The Old 505 Theatre, Suite 505, 342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, $18-28, venue505.com/winter

BY SHAUNA O’CARROLL

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