$5.40 – $22.00
Published with (The Pilot Version of) Something to Die For
“We’re an exhibition when we’re in public. We’re an installation - we’re both standing in corners like a Patricia Piccinini sculpture. Never blinking, never feeling, hair and fibreglass. We have become weird little bodies in a dull light in a quiet room.”
Ross Mueller’s groundbreaking Construction of the Human Heart effortlessly integrates form and content to produce an ambitious and original meditation on loss and the redemptive qualities of communication through art.
At the heart of the play is The Couple, known only as Him and Her, two playwrights dealing with unimaginable loss the only way they know how- by building a fortress of words impregnable to grief. But emotions have a way of emerging through cracks in the walls, and gradually the truth slips past their defences to uncover their very real tragedies.
Nominated for the Melbourne Prize for Literature, the 2007 AWGIE Award for Play of the Year and the New York New Dramatists Award, Construction of the Human Heart is a poignant, funny and devastating look at grief, love and loss in our times by one of Australia’s most exciting independent playwrights.