A duet between two passionate yet dislocated voices, Wild Surmise is a moving elegy to a marriage that has faded into oblivion. Astronomer Alex searches for life on a distant moon but finds herself consumed by a very human affair. Her literary-loving husband Daniel faces his mortality with sardonic relish, but begs the poets for answers they cannot provide. And while their attentions lie elsewhere, a marriage melts into memory.
This stage adaptation of Dorothy Porter’s Miles Franklin Award-nominated novel captures the enveloping nature of a great book. Breathing life into the fictional world created in the mind of the reader, Wild Surmise celebrates the power of language to craft the multisensory universes in which we love to lose ourselves.
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Malthouse Theatre presents
Based on the verse novel by Dorothy Porter
Adapted by Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Directed by Marion Potts
Set & Costume Design Anna Tregloan
Composition and Sound Design Jethro Woodward
Lighting Design Paul Jackson
Assistant Director Adena Jacobs
Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Photo Garth Oriander Pictured Jane Montgomery Griffiths