The Ride Across Lake Constance

wildly entertaining, hair-rising silly, and profound play to be staged at Mandala
Starts on : May 20, 2022
Ends on : May 29, 2022
Event Type : Theatre

The Ride Across Lake Constance

One World Theatre is excited to present the long awaited production of THE RIDE ACROSS LAKE CONSTANCE, by the Nobel-winning Austrian playwright Peter Handke, directed by Deborah Merola. After a two year hiatus due to Covid, the play comes with new energy and will perform at the new Mandala Theatre Nepal.
This highly experimental play presents a group of aristocrats who inhabit a semi-deserted mansion and begin to improvise scenarios, ranging from ominous to silly, about the meaning of life. The production features Nepali film and stage luminaries appropriate for a play modeled on leading German actors of the time: Rajkumar Pudasaini and Aashant Sharma, in a great comic duo reminiscent of the bums in Waiting for Godot; Kavita Srinivasan and Ranjana Bhattarai as a competing pair of beauties; the always impressive Bijay Tamrakar; and agile performers Saroj Aryal and Sandeep Dangol. The scenography is inspired by Nina Taylor’s highly imaginative, surreal shop windows for the boutique store Molly B. in Berkeley, California.
The Ride Across Lake Constance keeps the One World Theatre commitment to contemporary dramatic
texts, outstanding acting, and social justice issues in the forefront. Here, the serious explorations of patriarchy, ownership, and servitude—and the human need to make sense of the world–are all but buried in a hysterical avalanche of terror and nonsense, something like our lives during the Pandemic.

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May 20, 2022
5:30 PM


May 29, 2022
5:30 PM


Mandala Theatre, Thapagaun, New Baneshwor


One World Theatre




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1 hour 45 minutes (without intermission)

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May 20 to 29 at 5.30 PM except on Monday | Saturday May 28 matinee show as well
Performing at Mandala Theatre-Nepal
Information and booking: 01-5245147 or 9813492990
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