Sweaty Bathhouse Serves As The Stage For Theater Revival

Sweaty Bathhouse Serves As The Stage For Theater Revival

New York bathhouse acts as location for Amari Baraka’s play, where the audience has to disrobe and sweat alongside the actors.

Daniela Walker
  • 4 november 2013

A new revival of Amiri Baraka’s 1964 play The Dutchman – an erotically charged examination of racial relations of the day – is being staged this November. The original play is set in a subway car, which can make for a tense and claustrophobic setting at times, and the new staging recreates this atmosphere by transferring the staging from a theatre to an East Village bathhouse.

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