Alex, the sadistic, Beethoven-loving juvenile delinquent at the center of Anthony Burgess’ 1962 dystopian novel and Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film, has returned, this time Off-Broadway, as sexy young British actor Jonno Davies. He stars in an all-male version of A Clockwork Orange that is less a conventional stage play than a high-voltage homoerotic dance drama. Think Jets and Sharks from West Side Story, except more muscular, and occasionally bare-chested.
Burgess’ tale of a near future with violent crime and vicious punishment is presented as seductive, stylized physical theater – never less than watchable, thanks to some thrilling choreography and to its graceful, hunky nine-member cast.
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