THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT

BY RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER | TRANSLATED BY DAVID TUSHINGHAM | NEW OHIO THEATRE | 2017

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THE NEW OHIO THEATRE | FEBRUARY 17TH - MARCH 11TH, 2017

TEAM

DESIGNERS: Bryce Cutler (Scenery), Emily Chalmers (Costumes), Mary Ellen Stebbins (Lighting), Almeda Beynon (Sound)

FEATURING: Caroline Gombé, Alex Spieth, Betsey Brown, Mariana Parma, Jody Doo, and Lenore Harris

DRAMATURG: Olivia O'Connor

PRESS

"A fascinating rococo experiment in power...Viertel is adding a new fifth act, with songs drawn from cast interviews and essays. So it’s more than appropriate that it’s being put on by Third Space, a young company in a city that has always struggled to support its young companies. One wonders now what the theatrical landscape will look like in a world—taking the Fassbinder view—where art might be the first thing to go, along with love.

-Hilton Als [The New Yorker]

"Exuberant staging...blurs the line between the reality of the play and the reality we live in...Third Space has surely created something that will stir up conversation and force the audience to leave with lingering questions. It’s a disturbing story that encourages discussion on gender roles and reflects a lot of our society’s dormant issues.”

-Ran Xia [Theatre Is Easy]

“Gorgeous production...high-octane physical comedy and caterwauling abounds...Scenic Designer Bryce Cutler and Costume Designer Emily Chalmers do some dazzling work here, creating a shimmering and gaudy atmosphere befitting Petra’s flamboyant personality. Her living room and clothes are an orgiastic disco nightmare that make the tiny New Ohio Theatre look sprawling...Transformative design”

-Eric J Grimm [Theater Pizzazz]

 

Photo Credits: Bryce Cutler