A Clockwork Orange is playing at the New World Stages located at 340 West 50th Street. It runs one hour forty five minutes with no intermission. The play closes on January 6, 2018.
The play is based on Anthony Burgess 1962 novel and Stanley Kubrick 1971 film.
This production began at London’s Fringe Festival prior to playing at the Edinburgh Festival.
Alex de Large (Jonno Davies) is one mean fifteen year old. His three buddies Dim (Sean Patrick Higgins), Pete (Misha Osherovich) and Georgie (Matt Doyle) are just as bad. The have fight with rival gangs. In one scene the rape someone with a glass bottle and kill him with no remorse.
Alex ends up in jail for murder. He has been there for two years. Alex tells the Chaplin (Timothy Sekk) that he heard they are exterminating on inmates. He wants to be part of it figuring it’s his way out of prison. The Chaplin tries to discourage him. He only knows him by his prison number. It works and he is no longer violent. He is now the opposite of what he was before.
Things happen when he comes out. The people who encourage him to be part of the experiment reverse what they did. Alex is back to the way he was before. He is now 18 and gay?
What can I say except this is one strange play?
It was hard to understand what the actors were saying in the beginning, even though it was a different language. When it was a straight play, and not short scenes it had something to say. But do you want to wait so long.
The stage is pretty bare. There are three rows of seat on either side of the stage that the audience sits in. Music is play to add to the ambience
The actors did a great job. Some play several roles.
This is not a play for everyone. BEWARE!
Review by Rozanna Radakovich.
Photos by Annazor.
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