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.