With all the adaptations of La Ronde on the boards lately, one hopes Arthur Schnitzler's estate is cashing in somehow. From Hello Again! to The Blue Room to Jitterbuggin', the sexual merry-go-round goes 'round and 'round...
June 18, it stops at HERE for a one-night-only free performance of Circle, Suzanne Bachner's take on the drama. This time, wife, father, producer, frat boy and stripper interact in modern day Los Angeles, meeting and hooking up in Starbucks and cyberspace, hoping to make a real connection. Circle premiered in March at the Frank Calo 2001: A Spotlight on Festival Odyssey.
Bachner's last piece was Icons & Outcasts, which ran for six months at the John Montgomery Theatre in 2000 before transferring to the Duplex.
Trish Minskoff directs. She helmed When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout with Roberta Maxwell as well as Orpheus on West Fourth Street and Screwdrivers & Sunday Brunch.
Circle features Bob Celli, Thaddeus Daniels, Felicia Scarangello and Nadia Volvic. Admission is free. HERE is located at 145 Sixth Avenue at Spring and Dominick. For reservations, call (212) 758-3820.
— By Christine Ehren