Controversial Play La Ronde at the Zephyr Theatre
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The last date listed for La Ronde was Sunday February 1, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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I go to over 35 plays/year, and I'm a huge advocate of LA theatre. Usually, I'm grateful for the experience and to sites like Goldstar for providing GREAT entertainment values. I rarely pan a show but La Ronde was simply awful. It was listed as 90 minutes without intermission, but it was really a 130 minute "1-act" comprised solely of 2 actors talking on stage in 10 vignettes focused on sex. These scenes featured unlikable, narcissistic couples with fairly repetitive & dated dialogue, minimal emotional connections, virtually no set, zero humor, zero plot, loud sound effects (intercourse sounded like a hacksaw) and few clues to differentiate the multiple characters. I imagine the 2 leads are more talented than the material, and they clearly worked hard, mastering a dense script. My friend and I worked hard at keeping our eyes open, but many of our fellow audience members did not succeed in this task. If they plan to keep the show at over 2 hours, at least offer an intermission to allow people to discreetly leave for a jolt of caffeine.
Quotes & Highlights
- "If you only see a few plays a year, this should be the first on your list." --Reviewplays (Pick of the Week)
- "Under Larry Biederman's inventive direction, the disciplined and energetic cast makes it work." --Variety
Written by Arthur Schnitzler
Twisting through episodes of sexual encounters, this provocative and psychological kaleidoscope promises fulfillment just around the next corner. Schnitzler’s take on the fantasies and realities of love callously scrutinizes the sexual morals and class ideology of his day. This original multi-media presentation, of the infamous ‘once banned’ play, serves to modernize its significance and presents yet another voyeuristic element to a tale which truly resonates as clearly today as it did in 1897.