The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

 

Spring Production 2002 - "Careful Rapture" by Jack Popplewell,
"A Talk in the Park" by Alan Ayckbourn, "Guts" by Jamie Sievert



Production Manager: Mary Sinnott


Venue: Schönes Haus, Nadelberg 6, Basel

18/19/20/21/22/25/26



Careful Rapture by Jack Popplewell,

Ted Desmond would like to get married, but has a morbid fear of mother-in-laws, who are a necessary accessory to the process. Thus, he has reached middle-age before deciding to marry – a mere teenager. However, he will not confirm the engagement until he has vetted his future mother-in-law.
Surprise: he gets on famously with her and this leads to the inevitable complications of the heart, until all is resolved in the final scene.


Director: John Stafford


Cast:

Joan Bowers  -  Sue Stafford
Peggy  -  Susannah Todd
Barbara - Mary Sinnott
Mrs. Blackett - Valerie Walder
Ted - Peter Hilton
Uncle - Hank J.P. Lang



A Talk in the Park by Alan Ayckbourn

Four park benches are each occupied by one person. The action shows what emerges when a fifth person comes on to the scene and wants to talk! This short play deals with human eccentricities and the dilemma of loneliness.


Director: Diana Zuger


Cast:

Arthur - Chris Morrison
Beryl - Helen Baldomero
Charles - Andrew Thompson
Doreen - Joy Scherer
Ernest - Tony O’Sullivan



Guts by Jamie Sievert


George and Nancy, an older married couple, are in the airport waiting lounge in Minneapolis. They are flying to Los Angeles for an appointment with a high-priced psychiatrist. While waiting they get to know Bill, a musician who dabbles in psychology and Debbie, a would-be actress who is going to L.A. to audition for a movie.

Cast:

George - Eric Collino
Nancy - Moira Hess
Debbie - Nicolaia Marston
Bill - Allen Holland

Narrator - Reto Donatsch


Director: Andy Tobler
Assistant Director: Denise Schlienger

  


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