Quantum Theatre: TAMARA
BY JOHN KRIZANC; CONCEIVED BY RICHARD ROSE & JOHN KRIZANC DIRECTED BY JOHN SHEPARD
You’re in the great home of Gabriele d’Annunzio, the Italian poet responsible for the Nationalist movement which Mussolini – Il Duce – turned into his brand of Fascism. It’s 1927. There is great anticipation because Tamara de Lempicka is due to arrive, the iconic Polish artist. You’re offered a glass of champagne. And it begins: you meet 10 characters, each fascinating, each with secrets.
Performing time runs about two hours, but the evening is a bit longer because when the characters roar off for a hotel lunch in town, the audience shares a wonderful Intermezzo dinner outside on the terrace. Quantum will partner with six restaurateur/caterers, one for each of the six weeks of the run. It’s another reason to come back: come back to see a completely different play as you follow a different character, and have a completely different dinner for good measure.