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River Arts District Playhouse - The RAD

Romance Romance

The show is composed of two acts linked only by the common theme of love and one song performed in both acts.

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Romance Romance
Romance Romance

Time & Location

Feb 12, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

River Arts District Playhouse - The RAD, 233 N 5th Ave, Rome, GA 30165, USA

About the event

Romance Romance is a musical with a book and lyrics by Barry Harman and music by Keith Herrmann. The show is composed of two acts linked only by the common theme of love and one song performed in both acts. The first, The Little Comedy, is based on a short story by Arthur Schnitzler and explores the budding relationship between two people who have adopted personas other than their own. Set in late 19th century Vienna, it focuses on Josefine, a demimondaine weary of the social life provided by her upper class lovers, and wealthy playboy Alfred, who has tired of a seemingly endless round of inconsequential affairs. She assumes the guise of a working class woman, while he pretends to be a struggling poet, and the two meet while enjoying their new identities. Whether or not they can survive a weekend in the country with their usually glamorous trappings replaced by inedible food, bad wine, swarming insects, and total boredom is the question to be answered.

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