A new translation of this ‘scandal play’ from 1903 unveils intimate conversations between people before and after they have sex. A prostitute meets a soldier on the street and they have sex on a bench. In the next scene, the soldier seduces a housemaid, and so on until in the final scene, a noble Count meets with the prostitute and everything goes full circle.
While it may not be as scandalous now as it was 100 years ago, the characters and relationships are just as accurate and still startlingly contemporary. Confrontational, physical and funny, this original production dissects the relentless mechanics of desire, gender roles, and power imbalances that still exist today.