Family Secrets at Theatre On The Bay 3-13 July 2019

Pieter Toerien presents

FAMILY SECRETS

A Comedy by Enrico Luttmann

Starring Dorothy Ann Gould & Sven Ruygrok

Directed By Alan Swerdlow

At Theatre On The Bay from 3 to 13 July

It has been quite some time since there has been a production of a contemporary Italian play in South Africa. University drama courses still occasionally stage the odd Luigi Pirandello drama but apart from the Neapolitan family sagas by Eduardo di Fillipo, we’re out of touch with the vibrant theatre scene of Italy, particularly Rome.

Enrico Luttmann has become a mainstay of the Teatro Vittoria and Teatro de’Servi in Rome with his bittersweet comedies of present day Italian life. In addition, his work has been presented all over Europe and enthusiastically received, and the first productions of his plays in English are scheduled for both the U.K and the United States.

Pieter Toerien has scooped the English language premier of “Family Secrets” for South Africa, starring Dorothy-Ann Gould and Sven Ruygrok, directed by Alan Swerdlow and designed by Kosie Smit for presentation at Montecasino in Johannesburg and the Theatre in the Bay in Cape Town.

Feisty, combative  Grazia lives in an Italian sea-side town, passing her days with her obsessive dedication to never-ending soap operas. Her son, Adamo, has moved to Rome where he writes soap operas for television and plays for the stage. His recollections of their spikey mother-son relationship plays out in his mind until he achieves an understanding of what “family” truly means as he dodges the skeletons in the cupboard. Sometimes hilariously witty, sometimes deeply moving, “Family Secrets” is as tasty and comforting as a big bowl of pasta, as the protagonists learn to speak the universal language of Family.

Theatre on the Bay Cape Town 3-13 July 2019

Tickets range from R120 – R230

Bookings through Computicket or (021) 438-3301

Booking link: https://online.computicket.com/web/event/family_secrets/1276072636/0/93666162

(Below): Currently In Rehearsal – Director Alan Swerdlow with Family Secrets stars Dorothy Ann Gould and Sven Ruygrok

 

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