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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Mar 19–23, 2019

GEDS playreadings are a friendly, open way to see a new range of plays, get involved, or just meet new people. Each performance – a script-in-hand reading – takes place in a relaxed, informal atmosphere with a range of experienced hands and new faces.

If you want to take to the stage, each one will have a read through in advance, and they provide a great way to get a feel for acting in front of an audience. They also provide great opportunities to look at new plays, old favourites, or even new writing – our GEDS writes nights encourage aspiring writers in the area to test out their work in front of a live audience.

If you’re interested, come along – if you’re a member, they are free, and just 5CHF for non-members. It’s a great way to socialize, meet the organisers, or just have something to drink and enjoy the show.

Coming up

Rotterdam, by Jon Brittain

26 March, 2019

Transgender issues have come to the fore in recent years. Want to know more, but be entertained at the same time? Then come and see the reading of Rotterdam, a bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home.

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The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh

16 April, 2019

Why do we call the people who imagine the grisliest acts of horror "writers" and those who act upon them "monsters"? "The Pillowman" is a dark tragedy dealing with exactly with this question.

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GEDS Writes, by GEDS members

30 April, 2019

Everyone is warmly invited to world premières of short plays written and arranged by four GEDS members.

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The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene

14 May, 2019

"What a dull lifeless quality this bitterness is. If I could I would write with love, but if I could write with love, I would be another man: I would never have lost love."

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Top Dogs, by Urs Widmer, translated by Patrizia Benecke and Patrick Driver

11 June, 2019

The drama Top Dogs by Urs Widmer, published in 1997 and awarded several times, deals with dismissed top managers who have fallen victim to total alienation from their job, their private lives and themselves and now with the help of the New Challenge Company try to get their life under control and get a new job as fast as possible.

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The Philadelphia Story, by Philip Barry

29 June, 2019

This special year-end playreading will be performed in the garden of GEDS member David Lewis.

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