Theatre: The Bridge Production Group presents ‘The Blue Room’ at the WhiteBox Art Gallery

Over one year, He (Max Hunter) and She (Christina Toth) rekindle their relationship through the lives of others.  Some encounters are planned.  Others random.  Rich, poor, powerful, destructive, creative, desperate, and middling hook up and movie on, leading back the original prostitute.  That's David Hare's slow-burning look inside The Blue Room, now playing with its two excellent leads at the WhiteBox Art Gallery. Hare borrowed the premise from the Arthur Schnitzler’s 1897 sex farce Reigen (Roundelay).  The playwright got into trouble with Anti-Semitic Viennese censors and critics, but the play nevertheless became an international hit.  It is also a film classic, Max Ophüls's  La ronde (Round,