KickstArt Presents
Private Lives by Noel Coward
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 24 Oct – 3 Nov
Alliance Francaise de Durban, The Market Theatre Lab & IFAS present
Ionesco’s Rhinoceros
The Courtyard Theatre, DUT: Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct
French Connections: there are two productions on the Durban stages at present, both sharing a French theme. KickstArt is staging the delicious, sophisticated and enormously funny Noel Coward evergreen, Private Lives, at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre where it runs until 3 November. Set in France, Private Lives is a wicked, stylish and sparkling comedy of very bad manners will delight adult audiences with its witty repartee, hilarious situations and outrageous characters.
Set at a similar time, but on the other end of the theatrical scale: Rhinoceros (1939) is an emblematic work from the French-Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco, one of the foremost figures of the French avant-garde theatre and forefather of the Theatre of the Absurd which has its final performance today at the Courtyard Theatre, DUT (Saturday 26 October at 7pm), performed by Kwasha! Theatre from Johannesburg.
Pictured at the Eiffel Tower at the Alliance Francaise de Durban are:
Belinda Henwood who plays the long-suffering French housekeeper in Private Lives
Anobla Aka, the new Communication and Cultural officer for Alliance Francaise de Durban