Inspired by German playwright Frank Wedekind's timeless female protagonist, this world premiere cross-media performance challenges the idolatry and misogyny of the male gaze in artistic representation of women. More…
From the show:
In 2019, WaxFactory celebrates its 20th anniversary with LULU XX, a new cross-media performance, devised by the company's co-founders. Our production, inspired by Wedekind's timeless female protagonist, challenges the idolatry and misogyny of the male gaze in artistic representation of women, exposing its conflicting tendencies. Inspired by the momentum of feminist protest, we revisit the unapologetic heroine, asking new questions about agency, representation and violence in the contemporary world.
See it if Great staging! Well done play noir about a woman in different life situations. Great acting. An edgy play that keeps you interested. 50 min
Don't see it if Has a lot of violent themes to it. If you want a cheerful play.
See it if you’d like a sharp, episodic “cross-media” contemporization of a notorious 20th century femme fatale so the woman herself now sets the terms
Don't see it if you’re looking for a standard drama, or a straight update of Wedekind’s Lulu plays.
See it if you'd like grand staging with great lighting and visual projections on which a series of themes are portrayed by 1 actress with a few props.
Don't see it if you are looking for a play - this is performance art, impeccably carried out by the technicians and an energetic performer.
See it if you are curious about performance art. This is as good as it gets - mixed media dedicated imagery in service to an idea. Exquisite costumes
Don't see it if you expect a play - no plot, little dialog, short duration,
See it if Edgy, fast pace, with each short alittle violent. Its sexy and powerful but all end deadly.
Don't see it if Not Standard drama, not for everyone, has strong flashlight one part.
See it if You're up for a visually striking, inventively designed production; terrific use of lights/sound/setting and atmosphere creating A+ images.
Don't see it if Expecting narrative or a modern update of Wedekind or Pandora's Box; an empowered, visually edgy Lulu, but an ultimately modest and prim one
See it if Experimental & surreal; strong female soloist; artsy devices; spacious seating area
Don't see it if Know little about “Lulu”; expect a STORY; loud gunshot & strong flashlight; more like a installation at MoMA
See it if The writing and acting are not so strong on this production but the set design and visual effects are super worthy seeing it.
Don't see it if If you don't like guns or dark humorous subjects.
See it if you liked fast-paced, non-linear theatre that offers a fast paced, visually stunning experiences and pistol packin’ femme fatales!
Don't see it if if long sequences of bright flashing lights do not appeal, or if you’re expecting a clear story line. Also, be prepared for multiple murders
See it if You want to experience an advant-garde production in an intimate setting. You
Don't see it if You are interested in conventional theater piece. This show was comprised of vignettes.
See it if You are interested in new ways of exploring and deconstructing how women have been presented/stereotyped in the media
Don't see it if You only like theater with a linear plot, feminist issues/perspectives don't interest you
See it if ...you enjoy terrific visuals or high end vaudeville.
Don't see it if you are not interested in experimental theater or Performance Art.
See it if you’re into experimental, avant-garde, technically impressive, well-designed, non-linear theatrical experiences.
Don't see it if you’re seeking a traditional play or solo show with clear narrative, or if flashing lights disturb you.
See it if You are interested in shows very loosely centered around a theme/concept but more a collection of images/sequences for you to apply meaning.
Don't see it if You want meaning spelled out, or want recognizable evidence of the Wedekind plays on which it's based; or you want to feel more than watch.
See it if You're familiar with the Lulu character. This is likely the most striking, visually, if not the clearest as regards the narrative.
Don't see it if If you're expecting any sort of narrative; the various scenes only refer and hint specifically to different aspects of the film and story,