Lewis's adaptation is taut, and Corey McMahon's direction ensures this arrangement remains legato throughout as stunning points of interception arise in these three stories – a 'hello girl' delivered to a dog soon rings a similarly flirtatious tone between two stoned amputees – as actors effortlessly take on new roles to populate one another's stories on the bare stage as crises careen together.
In each of these stories there are issues of pride, of retribution, and of stern self-assessment, and the cast hold nothing back; appropriately physical in their battles to save face, or a child, or a marriage. Lewis's symphony of Davidson's short stories is dark, somehow nearly staccato throughout with its blow after blow, but incredibly beautiful.
Griffin Theatre to Saturday 2 February
This week's new sets include local acts Born Lion, The Getaway Plan, Morning Harvey, Fraser A Gorman and more.