The Obie Award-winning National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), presents French playwright Pierre Marivaux's 18th Century romantic comedy The Dispute, directed by Jean Randich -- performed by an all Asian-American cast. The company uses Neil Bartlett's translation.
A dark, erotic philosophical comedy revolving around the 'dispute' of the title, The Dispute endeavors to discover which sex committed the first infidelity. A prince persuades his lover to watch the playing out of a cruel experiment set in motion 18 years earlier when his father was having the same dispute with his lover: four young people, two men and two women, who have been reared in isolation since birth, are released into a garden to see who will sin first -- the man or the woman. Jean Randich directs.
On Friday, August 11, there is only one performance at 7:30pm.