Elective Affinities
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Alice Hauptmann (Helena de Crespo) invites you, her acquaintances, to tea in this one-woman play by American playwright David Adjmi. Dazzlingly portrayed by Helena de Crespo, Alice reveals a furious intolerance and alarming myopia on social issues and how wealth has isolated her. This tea party becomes an unmissable, if terrifying, experience. Refreshments will be served! ...her infallible timing ... makes the production gleam (Steffen Silvis, Willamette Week). The remarkably talented de Crespo refuses her audience space for detached analysis. She holds their gaze and delivers her own astute analysis of love and decay (Johanna Drouba, Willamette Week).