February Online Exclusive: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

An Off Broadway mounting of a Fassbinder favorite

February 2001--This past December, New York theatregoers looking for the antidote to excessive holiday cheer needed only to check out the Off Broadway production The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. Written by the late German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder (who also made a movie version in 1973), Petra is a scalding black comedy detailing the power games played by the title character, a stupefyingly self-obsessed lesbi

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