Illumi-Nation Theatre presents 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. An inner world of raw emotion, yet poetic text full of energy and wit.
First performed in London in 2000, 4.48 Psychosis was the last play written by Sarah Kane before her untimely death. According to Sarah Kane's friend and fellow British playwright David Greig, the title of the play derives from the time, 4.48am when Kane, in her depressed state, often woke.
“There is no plot, and Kane doesn’t specify a setting, or delineate distinct characters, yet 4.48 Psychosis is an exhilarating theatrical experience. Ilumi-Nation Theatre mobilise an eclectic ensemble of dramatic devices to create a highly atmospheric realisation of Kane’s play. The actors physical and emotional commitment to Kane’s poetic work generates a compelling set of questions about pharmaceutical solutions to the treatment of social alienation and existential despair.” Dr Glenn D'Cruz, Senior Lecturer Drama, Deakin University who reviewed Illumi-Nation Theatre's work in progress showing earlier this year.