By Arthur Schnitzler
When Arthur Schnitzler’s father found his diary, he discovered detailed descriptions of every sexual encounter his 16 year old son had ever had, along with his most secret wishes and desires. As punishment, he marched his son into his study, and forced him to read a three volume medical treatise on syphilis, complete with illustrations. Years later, Arthur Schnitzler wrote La Ronde, which follows the journey of an infection through Victorian Vienna. It seems Schnitzler did not heed his father’s warning, as his play lingers in the worlds made possible by intimate encounters, exploring their beauty, terror, and joy. Dani Wieder (director) and Andy Slavin (choreographer) re-imagine the tightly stitched world of Schnitzler’s Vienna, continuing his search for loosening seams.
Presented by American Theater Company, a Chicago Open Residency Experiment, Prop Thtr, 2018
MOVEMENT BY Andy Slavin
STAGE MANAGED BY Charlie Lovejoy
WITH PERFORMANCES BY