|(Photo: Helen White & Sydney Morning Herald)|
The current presentation by the Darlinghurst Theatre Company, 'Broken', is set on a remote roadside where a crash brings two strangers, victim and rescuer, together and is the spark for an evolving relationship although the rescuer has a partner at home.
The play is not acted out in a traditional sense, rather the three performers speak their lines to microphones illustrating the context of the scenes by creating their own sound effects. The staging reminds me of the radio plays of the 1950s I used to listen to as a child and on one occasion saw performed live from the audience.
It is all very simple, yet most effective. The three performers are engaging and deliver their lines with an interesting, at times, poetic rhythm.