“Sweet Nothings” brings Schnitzler and Bondy to the Rose

Filed Under (2010, Sweet Nothings) by Laura at 12:39 pm

The dark world of Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler, who chronicled the decadence and darkness of Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, has been given a modern twist by the Young Vic whose touring production, Sweet Nothings, runs at the Rose next week.

Directed by acclaimed Swiss director Luc Bondy, Sweet Nothings, is a new version of Schnitzler’s play Liebelei and it is in Kingston from April 22 РApril 24. The play tells the story of young Vienesse Fritz and his friend, Theo, who invite two girls, Christine and Mizi, to join them for a party.

The festivities are soon interrupted by a mysterious stranger who challenges Fritz about an adulterous affair he has been having. This being Schnitzler, tragedy soon starts to unfold.

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