I saw the last performance of The Fountainhead at BAM last Dec.2. Too bad it only ran for just few performances.
Either you like Ayn Rand’s novel or not the show is another spectacular Toneelgroep show, acted by an excellent company. The set is a customary smooth-modernist with a ravishing wood-and-glass open-plan office with room for a billboard-sized flatscreen, four musicians playing electronica and marimbas, and a sleek chaise.
I don’t mind reading the supertitles back and forth watching the actors’ performance but part of me wishes Ivo Van Hove would stage an alternate English version. Reading the translations robs me of focusing on the actors 100 percent of the time.
The Fountainhead is about the misunderstood genius architect Roark (Ramsey Nasr), his fraught romance with design-critic Dominique Francon (Halina Reijn), and his various struggles against more mediocre minds as he tries to get his Frank Lloyd Wright–ian designs built.
Nasr does wander onstage naked towards the end of the first half and stood in a well lit stage for about a minute. He has such a sexy body. What a bubble butt and a thick uncut cock, trimmed pubes and nice tight balls. He is smooth all over. He must have prepped backstage prior to coming out fully nude because after he had sex with Halina upstage, we can only see them naked thru the video on top of them. We can still see Ramsey nude but you can tell his cock is not as big as when he came out.
Nudity Rating: 5 (Ramsey is fully nude in front of the audience in a well lit stage)