ROUND DANCE (REIGEN, LA ROUND) is a play in ten scenes written in Vienna in 1900 by Arthur Schnitzler, the most famous Austrian playwright of his time. When the play was performed for the first time in 1920 it caused a theatre scandal. As is often the case, the scandal was based on a misunderstanding. Far from being immoral or pornographic, the play can be seen as a moralistic comedy of sexual manners that still has disturbing relevance for our own so-called permissive society.
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
WORKSHOP THEATRE originates from a university drama course and tries to work at a different kinds of theatre. The members of the company want to explore the plays they are performing in order to make them their own. Their work, always in progress, tends to be experimental and an ongoing theatre experience. The audience is invited to share this experience.
SCENES: FORE-PLAY ROUND-DANCE PLAY: 10 scenes AFTER-PLAY: The audience is invited to join actors for some wine and sympathy.