Geneva English Drama Society : “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, directed by Christina Vasala Kokkinaki

 

Théâtre Pitoëff

25 – 29 february 2020

The breathtaking glamour, passion, and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to life in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

This exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s is narrated by Nick Carraway, an aspiring banker who gets dazzled by the glamorous upper-class crowd of Long Island. The fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby throws lavish parties in the hope of attracting the attention of his one love: the elusive Daisy, who is married to Tom Buchanan, a wealthy man of brutish and self-centred nature.

The tragic story of Jay Gatsby unfolds at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession”. Watch the wild parties of the roaring 20s come to life all the while bearing witness to the tragic consequences of the shallow excess and dangerously egocentric hedonism that characterised the day…and that perhaps have more relevance today than anytime since then.

More information : Geds.ch

Billetterie disponible au Kiosque Culturel du CAGI à l’ONUG (Porte C6)

Bookings for The Great Gatsby open on 1st February!

Offre spéciale: Billet à 25 CHF au lieu de 30 CHF (dans la limite des places disponibles) / Special offer: Ticket at 25 CHF instead of 30 CHF (within ticket availability)

ADG Europe & TNT Theatre Britain: “Free Mandela” – by Paul Stebbings

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Uptown Geneva

29 November 2019 – 2pm & 8pm

PLay in english

The story of heroism and betrayal, hatred and forgiveness in modern South Africa. This is the story of the struggle not only for justice but for peace in a land torn by hatred and violence. South Africa’s emergence as a multi-racial democracy was little short of a miracle, and that miracle was delivered by one outstanding man: Nelson Mandela. Despite the problems faced by South Africa today this story is a model for our divided world. Film and theatre treatments of the imposition and break down of Apartheid too often gloss over the complex problems of setting up a multi-racial society in an environment of oppression and violence. This is not a black and white story. Nelson took his “long walk to Freedom” but the journey did not end at the gates of his prison. The struggle to build a new South Africa was mirrored in the struggle to keep his marriage alive, his desire for reconciliation and sense of self-sacrifice was compromised by the woman who stood by him during so many years of imprisonment. Winnie’s descent into darkness mirrors her husband’s ascent into the light. But since the story of modern South Africa is also the story of the continent’s only “White Tribe”, the Afrikaners, we also dramatise the story of a Policeman on his own long walk to be able to join in a multi-racial society. These three stories merge into one: the story of modern South Africa and the hopes and lessons it can offer us all in a world torn apart by xenophobia and hate.

More information: uptown-geneva.ch

Billetterie disponible au Kiosque Culturel du CAGI à l’ONUG (Porte C6)

Offre spéciale : 20% de rabais sur toutes les catégories de billets (dans la limite des places disponibles) / Special offer: 20% off on all categories (within ticket availability)

Geneva English Drama Society : “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, directed by Neil-Jon Morphy

Théâtre de Terre-Sainte (Coppet)

26 – 30 November 2019

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Never have these words been truer than in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream where they first appeared.

Shakespeare’s most popular play and a consistent favourite of audiences worldwide, A Midsummer Night’s Dream gives us a whimsical and hilarious mix of love and magic in the forests around Athens centred around the preparations for the wedding of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to his fiancée Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.

In a gleeful weave of magic spells and playful subterfuge on the part of Puck the mischievous sprite, attractions and infatuations are created and reversed among humans and fairies alike in an intriguing cauldron of enchantment all at the behest of Oberon, the king of the fairies who himself is engaged in his own battle of wits with Titania, the imperious fairy queen.

More information : Geds.ch

Billetterie disponible au Kiosque Culturel du CAGI à l’ONUG (Porte C6)

Offre spéciale: Billet à 25 CHF au lieu de 30 CHF (dans la limite des places disponibles) / Special offer: Ticket at 25 CHF instead of 30 CHF (within ticket availability)

Juicebox Comedy

Juicebox Comedy

Wednesday 16th October and Thursday 21 November 2019
show in english

Juicebox comedy aims to bring the innovative, progressive and alternative to the Geneva comedy scene crossing stand-up, improv, clown and sketch.

Doors at 20:00 for a 20:30 start at L’Almacén.
Free entry, suggested donation 10 CHF

Pour plus d’informations : Juicebox Comedy

Geneva English Drama Society : “Disgraced” directed by Charles Slovenski, by Ayad Akhtar

Théâtre de l’Espérance

1 – 5 October 2019

Pakistani-American Amir is a successful corporate lawyer living on New York City’s Upper East Side with his American wife, artist Emily. When Amir’s African-American colleague and her Jewish husband come for a celebratory dinner, secrets are revealed, hidden resentments exposed, and their lives begin to unravel in a compelling drama that will make the audience question their own beliefs more than once.

Pour plus d’informations : Geds.ch

Billetterie disponible au Kiosque Culturel du CAGI à l’ONUG (Porte C6)

Offre spéciale: Billet à 25 CHF au lieu de 30 CHF (dans la limite des places disponibles) / Special offer: Ticket at 25 CHF instead of 30 CHF (within ticket availability)