The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

 

Spring Production 2003 - An Evening of A.R. Gurney
"A Love Course" and "A Guest Lecturer"




Director: Michael Clarke

Production Manager: Mary Sinnot, Yvonne Fenn

Kellertheater im Lohnhof, Baseldytschi Bihni, Basel –

5th, 6th, 12th, 13th and 14th June, 2003



Lecture 1: The Love Course


It's the last lecture in the highly successful, innovative and unconventional course of the "Literature of Love". But there's a tension in the classroom which goes well beyond that usual "end-of-thern" feeling. The wife of the one of the lecturers casts her long shadow over the class.

Is Literature "just" a reflection of Life - or is Life about the mirror Literature? Or maybe "Love" - though universal - can never be interpreted the same way by both men and by woman and across the generation gap?


Prof. Burgess:     Peter Hilton

Prof. Carroway:   Cynthia Baer

Sally:   Leah Mougoyannis

Mike:   Simon Kessler




Lecture 2: The Guest Lecturer


A young academic from Ohio  has been "seduced" by the idea of giving an intellectual lecture to a successful small-town theatre society on the topic of "Drama in America". He has been prepared copious notes to impress and give deep, thoughtful insights on the chosen subject to his Audience. There's just one problem... the Artistic Director, the Chairman of the Board and - most especially - the  Audience are all expecting the lucture to follow a toally different script! Is it a just big hoax, or a simple misunderstanding - or is there a sinister and primeval rite about to be enactes?


Hartley:   Jamie Sievert

Pat:   Christine Comerci

Mona:   Susannah Todd

Fred:   Tony O'Sullivan




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