Already closed | 1h 50m | East Village

To Damascus Part II

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy, Indulgent, Clever

About the show

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre presents a farce about an interracial marriage in the 1960s seen through the lens of 1890s class warfare. More…

Strindberg's exotic lifestyle in 1890s Paris and Berlin finds its home in California's '60s. Directed by Robert Greer, this production follows a famous revolutionary black writer's attempt to bring down the world economy, the capitalist banking system, corporate culture and the military-industrial complex, at the cost of his marriage to a white professor's daughter.

1h 50m | Already closed | Gene Frankel Theatre (East Village)

Member Reviews (2)


Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy, Indulgent, Clever
Avg Score

Ambitious, Cliched, Indulgent, Quirky, Bad acting

See it if You're curious about an unusual adaptation of a Strindberg play. Under other circumstances... this concept may have been more successful.

Don't see it if Bad acting, bad set design, and a sleu of awkward directorial choices will distract from observing a unique re-interpretation.

Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if like great acting and abstract concepts.

Don't see it if You want an easy story

March 23rd, 2016
"Director Robert Greer’s mission to substitute class struggles for American racial conflict is admirable but the production fumbles in similar ways to the first part, requiring too much suspension of disbelief to successfully translate Strindberg’s work...There is an attempt in the production to ...
read more
March 28th, 2016
"Strindberg’s text can be insufferably convoluted, carelessly implausible, and often overbearing in its lessons about personal redemption. Greer tries to keep the audience awake with quick, efficient pacing, and sharp moments of humor...But the play inherently lacks drama—the dramatic conflict th...
read more

Related content