Do you have your tickets?!
I continue to have trouble believing that Lulu was written in 1892. The play feels present, vital. It’s timeless themes concerning love, sex, power, survival, and identity all resonate loudly today. One of the meanings of the name Lulu is “protected;” but Wedekind’s male character’s protection mutes into exploitation and suffocation. In exploring the nightmare of this monster tragedy, I find that Lulu reminds us of the dangers of projecting love upon others, and the importance of proclaiming one’s true name.