The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

 


Autumn Production 2015 - "True Colours" -
"My Apology" by Woody Allen, "Sand to the Egyptians" by J.P.S. Yates,  "Sure Thing" by David Ives, "Syrinx" by Kate Mosse


  



   






Producer:  

       Jasmin Kossenjans



Venue: Theater Arlecchino, Walkeweg, Basel

5/6/7/12/13/14 November 2015


Programme



My Apology by Woody Allen, directed by Luca Manganelli 

 

Characters

Socrates – Scott Holland

Agathon – Isabel Byrne

Simmias – Michael Abi-Saab

  

The play is a surreally comic re-make of Socrates’ death, where the main character is still very attached to his mortal body. Starting as an almost serious philosophical debate, it quickly drifts to a grotesquely funny attempt to escape the death sentence.







Sure Thing by David Ives, directed by Stephanie Feddern 

 

Characters

Bill – David Laurie

Betty – Billy Gilbert


In this short comic play Betty and Bill meet by chance in a café, and begin negotiating the maze of wrong things to say on a first encounter. Awkward! Wouldn’t you just love to be able to re-phrase those clumsy chat-up lines?









Sand to the Egyptians by J.P.S. Yates, directed by John Hyland and Michelle Schirpa


Characters

James Saurabh Sinha

Natalie Danielle Zammit
Samantha Janine Jakob / Rajshri Ingle


Smooth operator, James, makes a real splash with Natalie at a speed dating event. In five minutes she discovers that he is a charming, attentive individual with a fascinating and dangerous career (police negotiator), a first class degree from Cambridge University and the surname McVitie - as in the biscuits. However James is not all he seems, but then neither is Natalie.







Syrinx by Kate Mosse, directed by Christine Archer-Lockwood


Characters

Marion Knowles – Zuzana Cox

Sarah Peters – Rita Felder

Susan Winston – Liz Shaw

Julie Peters (Sarah’s mother) – Diana Zuger


The play is set in a school principal's office, before and after a school prize-giving ceremony. School principal (Marion Knowles) is about to leave the school and wishes to put closure to an unfortunate episode involving a student that happened a few years earlier.



         







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