Italian theatrical genius Dario Fo’s The Open Couple, a comedy about sexual politics in marriage, can be seen at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre nightly at 7pm until Saturday, November 22.
The play is centred on an extended argument between a husband who enjoys an array of partners and his wife who wants him for herself. Despite reaching a mutual agreement about living in an open relationship, they find themselves faced with unexpected complications when their passion for each other re-emerges. When things blow up and the tables turn their marriage is left in a precarious conundrum.
‘The Open Couple’, under the direction of local theatre legend Christopher Weare, premiered at Nicholas Ellenbogen’s intimate Rosebank Theatre in May earlier this year, as a double-bill with an Afrikaans adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s ‘Die Buffel’ (‘The Bear’), but now the production is having a run all of its own.
The show features performers Larica Schnell and Nathan Lynn as the confrontational couple.
* Tickets are R100, or R90 prepaid. Tickets can be purchased and reserved without payment online at shows.alexanderbar.co.za or, at the bar. For telephone bookings and for more information, call 021 300 1652.
The Alexander Bar & Café is situated on 76 Strand Street (Corner Loop), Cape Town CBD.