Adapted, conceived and directed by Doris Mirescu, Last Tango in Paris is a multimedia theatre work. Performances will continue through Sept. 6.
The stage adaptation is described by the director in a statement as "drop by drop sorrow, loneliness and despair pass through the dark empty room where flesh bleeds, sex exudes beauty and sweat and ghosts of the past wander through images of distorted bodies. . . Many will recall the Marlon Brando film version. This adaptation captures much of the core of that movie's very abyss, in stunning portrayals by startling and courageous young actors, surrounded by live cameras, creating a sexual tragedy haunted by sounds of lost tangos and the shadow of myths."
The Last Tango in Paris cast will include Kira Davies, Patrick Flynn, Angelica Pasquini and Benjamin Sinclair.
Producer Chris Newman serves as the technical director for Last Tango. The creative team comprises Richard Gartrell and Patrick Flynn (live cameras), Michael Attias (music), Keri Moskowitz (production design), Cory Allen (sound design) and Joe Trammell (video consultant).
Bernardo Bertolucci's 1974 film starred Marlon Brando as an American widower who engages in a sexual relationship with a young Parisian woman. The film, originally X-rated when released, was later reclassified as NC-17. Tickets to Last Tango in Paris, priced $15, are available by phoning (212) 724-5004. For further information visit DangerousGroundProductions.
The Paradise Factory is located at 64 East 4th Street in Manhattan.