“Speak Truth to Power”

Court in the Act, the theatre group of the European Court of Human Rights, will be performing  “Speak Truth to Power: voices from beyond the dark”, written by Ariel Dorfman and directed by Andra Matei at 12.30 p.m. on 12 June, in the small hearing room of the Palais des Droits de l’Homme “At this difficult moment for Europe, for the world and for the cause of human rights, when the forces of regression and hatred are on the march everywhere, the news that my play Continue reading →

Auditions: “Harlequinade”

Romeo is wrinkly and rheumatic; Juliet dissimulates her fading charms thanks to an understanding stage-manager and a lighting tech well versed in the use of shadow. Who has not dreamed of playing the ingenue for ever? The stage itself is a theatre of illusion. But when, just hours before curtain-up, reality begins to take over where illusion left off, the world turns upside-down. Revelations and confrontations strain the precarious balance of this theatre company whose ageing leading lights must carry the can. Terence Rattigan’s Harlequinade Continue reading →

Another chance …

Those who missed Aygen Becquart’s original play A Game of Honesty when it was performed at the Camionneur a few weeks ago have another opportunity to see it this weekend. Friday 19 May and Saturday 20 May at 19.30, Sunday 21 May at 16.30, 20 rue de Londres, Strasbourg. Download the poster for more information.

Two for one at the Cam

Tagora presents a double bill at the Camionneur, 14 rue Georges Wodli, Strasbourg, on 4 and 5 May 2017 at 21.00. Booking: resa@aucam.fr (03 88 13 51 70). Entry €10 (€7 concessions).   Lunch Girls by Ron Hart A Game of Honesty by Aygen Becquart Four women, four friends, four lives: will they ever manage to meet up for lunch? Ron Hart’s 1980s play explores superficial and complex relationships between the women we meet and their family members and friends, revealing more intimate details as Continue reading →

Rhapsody in Green

Last year Mike Maran revealed the secrets of Dante’s Divine Comedy with humour and wisdom. The audience was enchanted, and for non-native English speakers his diction was clear and accessible. This year he is bringing his latest Edinburgh Fringe success, John Muir: Rhapsody in Green, about the Scot who made a big impression on 19th century America where there are trails, lodges and glaciers named after him: he introduced a bill to Congress to make Yosemite a national park. 8 April 2017, Munsterhof, Strasbourg 19.30pm. Continue reading →