JMR Lenz, translated, adapted, and remixed by Martin Schwartz
April 13 at the Franconia Performance Salon (http://www.franconian.org/)
April 25-26 as part of the Home Theatre Festival (RSVP http://stormstresslenzhtf.eventbrite.com/)
September 6-21 at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (www.sffringe.org)
Poison. Inexplicable, instant love. Crawling into the wrong bed. Lots and lots of fainting. If this all sounds melodramatic, that’s because it is. Welcome to the weirdly emotional world of Sturm und Drang (“storm and stress”), 18th century Germany’s gift to world theatre. StormStressLenz looks at four plays by J. M. R. Lenz, the movement’s strangest author, selects 30 insanely dramatic bits, freshly translates them, shuffles them grossly out of context, and rocks the heck out of them.
Video from Home Theatre Festival: HTF Clip
Photos by Jamie Lyons (http://www.jamescharleslyons.com/) from the Franconia Salon: