Quartet & The Task
David Austin-Gröen, Kris Wasley, and Gabriel Diamond in
Hamletmachine by Heiner Müller
by Heiner Müller
Directed by Rob Melrose
Quartet is Müller’s riff on Les Liaisons Dangereuses set in the surprisingly combined spaces of a drawing room before the French Revolution and an air raid shelter after World War III. The Task follows the the course of a letter from its haphazard delivery during the French Revolution to its appearance in a modern office building where a nameless employee works for a boss named Number One. Two of Müller’s most interesting pieces in the same evening. Both plays were strongly influenced by Büchner’s Danton’s Death (see October 3).