The Confusions of Young Torless

directed by Dorota Krimmel and Frank-Thomas Grogan

The Confusions of Young Torless 

In an elite, late 19th century Austrian military school four adolescent boys become enmeshed in a web of psychosexual manipulation and abuse: Torless, the witness whose philosophical detachment is threatened by a brief and disturbing brush with homosexuality;... Basini, the lacking character and effeminate victim whose lack of morals mixed with extravagant life leads him to unpayable debts, theft and an enslavement by the predatory duo of Beineberg and Reiting: Beineberg, the esoteric mystic obsessed by achieving domination through spiritual powers and Reiting, the unscrupulous manipulator who prefers to use physical torture in order to dehumanize his victim. Sensitive and philosophically-minded Torless, both fascinated and repulsed by his closest friends' practices, is torn between his moral upbringing and his fascination for the forbidden fruit, the dark and passionate, immoral and sadistic aspects of life. The show is based on Robert Musil’s "The Confusions of Young Torless", a novel widely considered to be prophetic of the rise of fascism.


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Theatre/Venue Looking Glass Theatre 

422 W. 57th St.  New York

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Running time 2hr. 20min. 


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