After taking on Snow White and Medea at La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre, Australian playwright Suzie Miller is delivering something more than a little different with her latest production — a play about life, love, loss, physics and mathematical theorems. If numbers, sums and equations aren't your idea of a great night at the theatre, don't worry. The Mathematics of Longing uses its titular field as a language to explore the complexity of humanity and of our emotions.
It's an ambitious endeavour starring performers Ngoc Phan (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Village) and Merlynn Tong (Blue Bones), and it's one that marks the first collaboration between La Boite and Gold Coast-based dance-theatre company The Farm. Miller's own production house The Uncertainty Principle is also on board to bring this poignant, amusing effort to life from June 2 to 23.
In addition, expect The Mathematics of Longing to look and sound particularly great thanks to artist Ross Manning and Regurgitator musician Ben Ely. The former took care of the set design, while the latter created the production's sound design.