The Semi-Circle
   English Language Theatre in
   Basel since 1975
 

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English Language Theatre Group


The Semi-Circle is a non-profit theatre group, based in Basel. Founded in 1975, we are all amateurs and we operate entirely with volunteers. It is our aim to bring to life on stage dramatic works in the English language and to stage two productions every year. We also hold some special events for members only, and monthly Play Readings which are open to all.




   

The Semi-Circle is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 production


Don’t Drink the Water


By Woody Allen


Director: Luca Manganelli


Location: Theater Tabourettli, Spalenberg 12, 4051 Basel


Performance dates: 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21 22 June, 2019


The play takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain. An American tourist – a caterer by trade – and his wife and daughter rush into the embassy two steps ahead of the secret police who suspect them of spying and picture-taking. It’s not much of a refuge, for the ambassador is absent and his son, now in charge, has been expelled from a dozen countries and the continent of Africa. Nevertheless, they carefully and frantically plot their escape, and the ambassador’s son and the caterer’s daughter even have time to fall in love.


Don’t Drink the Water is Woody Allen’s first play. It was written in 1966, opened on Broadway the same year and ran for two years. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1969, starring Jackie Gleason. In 1994 Allen himself directed and played the lead in a TV version - also titled Don't Drink the Water - featuring Michael J. Fox.


"Moved the audience to great laughter [...] Allen's imagination is daffy, his sense of the ridiculous is keen and gags snap, crackle and pop." - New York Daily News


"It is filled with [...] bright and hilarious dialogue." - New York Post


Don’t drink the Water is a bright, light-hearted comedy.” – New York Times


A call for auditions will go out in December for dates in January 2019.


We are looking for a Production Manager for this production - if you would like to be considered for this role, please write to info@semi-circle.ch as soon as possible.  





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Details of the 2018 Autumn Production of "FRIENDSHIPS?" 


can be viewed on the "Productions" page


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