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Fräulein Else

Translated & Adapted by Francesca Faridany
From the novella by Arthur Schnitzler
Directed by Lucy Smith Conroy

Apr 22, 2004 — May 16, 2004

“Directed by Lucy Smith Conroy, the Court production has a sure sense of psychological compression. Michael Brown’s sharply angled wooden platforms, suggesting both literal mountains and moral slippery slopes…. an exceptionally well-crafted Court Theatre production” -Chicago Tribune

A young Viennese woman vacationing at a luxurious spa receives a telegram from her mother that will forever change her destiny. Facing the unthinkable, a nineteen year-old woman must betray her own intuition and morals in an attempt to save her parents from financial ruin. From the author of the acclaimed play La Ronde (which inspired David Hare’s The Blue Room) adaptor Francesca Faridany’s searing new look at Arthur Schnitzler’s 1924 novella was hailed by The San Francisco Chronicle as a “concentrated, compelling drama—a gripping story of the unraveling of a mind trained for frivolity told from the inside.”

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