A pas de deux of class and carnality Liz Olson

La RondeReturn

Playwright Arthur Schnitzler Source Author translated by Eric Bentley Producer Cutting Ball Theater  [Website] Description As a young wife kindles a love affair with a society gentleman, who happens to be sleeping with his parlor maid behind closed doors, her husband rendezvouses with a girl from town, who carries on with a bohemian poet after night-fall, though he really longs for another… On and on, partners switch: they meet, bed, and move on to the next. La Ronde, a play told in ten illicit dalliances, is a muscular investigation of sexual response, the performativity of arousal, gratification, kink, trauma, and the identity politics of the bedroom.

Traditionally featuring a cast of ten men and women, Cutting Ball’s La Ronde is performed by two women, exploring gender’s dual forces of power and disempowerment, oppression and liberation. Presented in the round, with audience on all sides of the action, La Ronde examines sex as confrontation and combat, a cage match.
Running Time 1:45 Performers Ella Ruth Francis
Jeunee Simon
Creative Staff Ariel Craft   [Director]
Maya Herbsman   [Choreographer]
Randy Wong-Westbrooke   [Scenic Designer]
Morgan Louie   [Costume Designer]
Cassie Barnes   [Lighting Designer]
James Ard   [Sound Designer]
Adeline Smith   [Properties Designer]

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