La Ronde

By Arthur Schnitzler
Translated by Carl R. Mueller
Directed by Jesse Jou

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December 12-17

University Theatre, 222 York Street

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"Girls, you know you better watch out. Some guys are only about That Thing."

- Lauryn Hill, Doo Wop (That Thing)

In ten amorous dialogues, La Ronde captures the erotic world of fin de siècle Vienna, where prostitutes cavort with counts, wives seduce louche young gentlemen, and husbands cheat with Sweet Young Things. Schnitzler’s penetrations into the tangle of sex, love, and power—That Thing—affirm La Ronde as a humanist masterpiece. Today, post-Freud, That Thing is like a particle in quantum physics whose nature eludes every attempt to describe it. Cracking Schnitzler’s atom will set off not a nuclear explosion, but a cascade of glittering shrapnel that will reflect the desperation and joy of being human.

Jesse Jou is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan. Originally from Houston, Texas, he lived and worked for 10 years in New York City before attending Yale. His other credits include Take on Me: Adoption, Addiction, and a-ha (NY International Fringe Festival); My Mom Across America (The Kitchen Theatre Co., Ithaca, NY); Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen], Mask Ritual: Electra, Flowers and Other Stories, and Language of Angels (Yale Cabaret).  At Yale, he is the recipient of the Edgar and Louise Cullman Scholarship.



Contains nudity, strong language, and adult content. Please contact the box office at 203.432.1234 if you have further questions about the themes or content of this production.

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