Quartet & The Task

David Austin-Gröen, Kris Wasley, and Gabriel Diamond in
Hamletmachine by Heiner Müller

by Heiner Müller
Directed by Rob Melrose
December 5

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).