Monday, November 25, 2013

The Robbers, Twice in 2013

Back in May of this year, I saw a production of Schiller's The Robbers, and I remarked that it was truly rare on the American stage.

Well, tonight I saw another production of it, again here in Chicago, with a lot of exquisite acting.

I mean, what are the odds?

Neither production was exactly "straight". In May, it was an all-women cast, with a framing device of girls playing a game.

Tonight, the framing device was Schiller's writing of the play in a military infirmary... with a beautiful dominatrix-style nurse, played to perfection by Maggie Scrantom, who also turned in a convincingly passionate female lead as Amalia.

Let's continue this Schiller-producing trend.
Put on the plays. I will attend.

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