by Ted Witzel, Susanna Fournier, Helen Yung (the red light district/BIBT). A young femme fatale traverses Europe leaving a series of dead lovers in her wake until she meets her end at the hands of Jack the Ripper. Previews from May 1, opens May 3 and runs to May 20, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $20-$40, Sun pwyc at the door.
In deconstructing German fin de siecle playwright Frank Wedekinds controversial Lulu cycle, co-creators witzel, Fournier and Yung craft a critical space to rethink sex, companionship and our bodies in the wake of #MeToo, and the serial killings of gay men in Toronto. The first half features an epic theatre condensation of Wedekinds wild, sex-and-blood-drenched Lulu saga, about a hedonistic femme fatale (Rose Tuong) and the bizarre constellation of terrible men in her orbit, while the second half turns to a slow-burning series of symbolic monologues engaging in frank, intimate and honest terms with the enduring questions the story raises.
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Location - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre