Extended thru Oct. 29, 2006
Frank Wedekind’s 1894 “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box” center around a beautiful vixen called Lulu. Her beauty is as enchanting as it is damned. As she passes through high German Society, many men and women fall pray to her luring call. Her concupiscent nature engulfs reason and leads to passion, betrayal, jealousy and even murder. Many would kill and die for her. Many do. But on Christmas Eve, it is Lulu who will ultimately fall victim to the maddening passion she inspires.
On Christmas Eve, she will finally get her wish.
Frank Wedekind was obsessed with the role sex played in German society.
His plays were often ridiculed and, in some cases, banned. It was the movie director G.W. Pabst that would bring Wedekind’s work international acclaim with the film “Pandora’s Box.” And it was Louise Brooks who starred in his highly risky film that would forever be known as the mantrap Lulu, which at the time ruined her career and reduced the well known silent movie star into a tabloid joke. It is with great respect to the first pioneers that performers all over the world tackle Franks Wedekind’s story. There have been films, theatrical performances, librettos and operas dedicated to tell the tale of the nymph that was born to seduce and fated to die for her concupiscence.
Thursdays thru Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 7pm
Tickets $20, Students/Seniors $15
VictoriaTheatre.org or (415) 863-7576
2961 16th St. @ BART
San Francisco, CA 94103
Official Website: http://www.victoriatheatre.org
Added by apolloslim on October 7, 2006