This is a "sweet and sour" pairing of two Strindberg one-acts, an undiscovered one and a novel adaptation of a more familiar one. "Casper's Fat Tuesday," the undiscovered one, is a Punch-and-Judy show, to be directed by Robert Greer as a sort of Commedia dell' Arte. The more familiar play is "The Stronger," is a monologue for two actresses, one of whom never speaks. The speaking woman, Mrs. X, concludes over the course of three-quarters of and hour that the friend she is having coffee with, Ms. Y, is her husband's lover. In an unusual adaptation, the latter will be performed by a man. This is the second production of August Strindberg Rep, which debuted last Spring with Strindberg's comedy "Playing With Fire," adapted by Leslie Lee, a co-production with The Negro Ensemble that opened at the New School Theatre and moved to the Gene Frankel Theatre for an extended run. Robert Greer is Artistic Director of August Strindberg Rep.
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