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By Tom Clift
July 16, 2018

Polygraph — Optic Nerve

Optic Nerve's latest play is a metaphysical thriller meets love story.
By Tom Clift
July 16, 2018

Truth is going on trial at Theatre Works this July, where acclaimed local theatre ensemble Optic Nerve is presenting a limited season of Robert Lepage and Marie Brassard's Polygraph.

Billed as a mix of metaphysical thriller, murder mystery and love story, the play concerns a young man suspected of murder who finds himself caught up in the making of a movie about the crime he's thought to have committed. But Optic Nerve has put a twist on its production, transforming the text written in the 80s to reflect contemporary fears about the nature of truth in a post-truth world.

The production at Theatre Works stars Grant Cartwright, Lachlan Woods and Emily Thomas, and is directed by Optic Nerve artistic director Tanya Gerstle.


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