DATE: May 18, 2017 – June 18, 2017
TIME: 12:00 am
LOCATION: Ross Valley Players Barn Theater
Thursdays at 7:30 pm: 5/18 (Preview), 25, 6/1, 8, 15.
Fridays at 8 pm: 5/19, 26, 6/2, 9, 16.
Saturdays at 8 pm: 5/20, 27, 6/3, 10, 17.
Sundays matinees at 2 pm: 5/21, 28, 6/4, 11, 18.
Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Ken Rowland
Produced by Robert Wilson
A sophisticated and entertaining play, Private Lives tells the story of Elyot and Amanda, a couple once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel. They meet by chance, reignite the old flame, and impulsively elope. Just days after being reunited, their mercurial romance alternates between passionate love and fiery anger. Sparks fly, and hilarity ensues.
One of Coward’s most popular, the play has been a hit since its debut. Here is Coward’s own description of the critical reception: “‘…tenuous, thin, brittle, gossamer, iridescent, and delightfully daring.’ All of which connoted to the public mind cocktails, repartee and irreverent allusions to copulation, thereby causing a gratifying number of respectable people to queue up at the box office.” We’ll leave it at that! Directed by Ken Rowland.
“Gorgeous, dazzling, fantastically funny.”- The New York Times
“A gleaming and gleeful comedy.” – The New York Post