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May. 20th, 2009 @ 02:05 pm As You Desire Me at the OFS Studio
Ba-Laylah Productions is proud to present a new translation of Luigi Pirandello's As You Desire Me at the OFS Studio, showing Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30 pm with a 2:30 Saturday matinee. This play, described as a "a magnificent performance" "thoroughly good...engaging, atmosphere theatre," and "definitely a play to watch" by What's On Stage, is the story of a Berlin cabaret singer and prostitute living in 1920's Berlin who realizes she may or may not be an Italian countess in this Italian melodrama about life, art, and the illusory nature of identity. Starring Frances Rose as the Unknown Woman, who "slips seamlessly and seemingly effortlessly from the crude cabaret dancer/prostitute Elma to the dignified but utterly bewilder Lucia...with dynamism and depth," as well as a strong cast praised for "superb, vibrant" acting, As You Desire Me is filled with "flux and energy." Directed and translated by Tara Isabella Burton, the show "never provides a stale moment." Tickets can be bought through the OFS Studio site or at the box office at 10 George Street.

Starring Frances Rose, Joseph Robertson, Jonathan Sims, Julia Hartley, Laurence Ridgway, Florence Oakley, Gabor Fellner, Kassandra Jackson, Edmund Stewart, and Alexandra Blickhan.

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