30+ Years of Curious Theatre
Round and Round by Jenny Magnus

May–June 2001

  • Location
  • Lunar Cabaret
    2827 North Lincoln, Chicago


Round & Round revolves around one woman and three men in a tangled story of overlapping love and life relationships and the intoxication of power. Performing on a giant lazy-susan set made to resemble a rotting wedding cake, the characters twist around one another in a cycle of love and attraction.

Somewhat influenced by Arthur Schnitzler's Der Reigen and Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's Les Liaisons dangereuses, Round & Round is a bedroom farce; the formal comings and goings are based in the classic farce structures. However, the characters have an underlying struggle to be dominant, or to recognize their submissions, a process that seems to become more and more grave as one ages.


Jenny Magnus, Colm O'Reilly, Guy Massey, Mark Comiskey


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