by Craig Wright

Director's Notes, 2009

Who hasn’t brooded over the past? In Craig Wright’s luminous play Pavilion, the past is full of memories that can never be truly saved, but can certainly be savored if looked at from the correct angle. Try as I might, I doubt that I will accept the logic of this notion until the day before I die, which is a little unfortunate when you think about it. Nietzsche said ‘without forgetting, it is impossible to live.’ He could, of course, have replaced the word forgetting with the word remembering and somehow told the same truth, but that’s the fun of being human; you have to find out everything yourself. 

-michael french