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Autumn Production 2017 - "Secrets"

"Love forty" by Chloe Hannah, "Waiting" by Lisa Creighton, "Death Knocks" by Woody Allen, "A Respectable Funeral" by Jimmie Chinn

Production Manager: Tanja Spichty

Venue: Theater Arlecchino, Walkeweg 122, Basel

26/27/28 Oktober 2/3/4 November 2017

You can view the program here

LOVE FORTY by Chloe Hannah

Director     John Hyland    


Annie           Lucia Maenz Ferreyros  |  Rachel Postec

Jamie           Luca Manganelli           |  Barbara Bekalska


Annie engages the help of her new neighbour, Jamie, to look for something that she has mislaid. The quest is made all the more difficult because Annie isn't prepared to tell Jamie exactly what it is that they are looking for

WAITING by Lisa Creighton

Director       Peter Hilton


Joy            Alison Bolton

Andy           Adrian Chess

Rachel          Billy Gilbert

Paula            Cathy Barker

Mrs. Baxter     Susan Aeschbach

and Jules           John Hyland


Andy is sitting in a café where he has arranged a clandestine meeting with Jules. A conversation he holds with the waitress, Joy, starts him wondering whether he might be making a big mistake

DEATH KNOCKS by Woody Allen


Nat Ackerman      Prateek Natani

Death                  Gurpreet Singh Gill


Director              Georgina Rotter


One evening, Nat Ackerman is reading a newspaper in his New York apartment when Death climbs up the drainpipe and breaks in through the window, asking Nat to leave with him. Nat is entirely healthy and believes this must be an error. But Death insists on his duty to take Nat, so Nat concocts ingenious ways to delay his own death




Evadne            Elizabeth Shaw

Joyce                Sue Newstead

Greta                  Joy Scherer

Charlie                  Michael Bray


Director         Diana Zuger



Three middle-aged sisters gather at the house of their deceased mother, following the funeral. Surprisingly, Charlie, their brother, who looked after their mother, has failed to turn up. While the sisters are gossiping, some family secrets are revealed. Mother, it seems, was no saint. And then, suddenly, Charlie arrives …



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