by Nicholas Wright
Warehouse Studio Theatre, 22 – 26 September at 20:00
Melanie Klein has just lost her son in what appears to be a climbing accident. His death brings the long-standing conflict with her daughter Melitta to a sharp climax. Professional rivalries mix with visceral family resentments – and taboo-breaking psychoanalytic theories. Caught (or carefully positioned) between the warring mother-daughter pair is Paula – Melitta’s friend and Mrs Klein’s would-be protégée.
Tickets (€15) can be booked at http://www.thelittleboxoffice.com/ecc
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Glenn Vaughan
Marking the 100th anniversary of Arthur Miller’s birth, the ATC is proud to present his greatest classic, Death of a Salesman, for our October main stage.
Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity—and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room.
Rue du Marché aux Porcs 15-17
General admission: €18
Group discount (10 or more tickets): €12
Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before the show.
Evening performances will start at 20.00
The Sunday matinee with start at 14.30
To book your tickets click here.
21 October 2015, 8pm
The Bar Room, Rue Waelhem 73, 1030 Brussels
The AGM will be followed by a play reading session of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound – this promises to be a lot of fun! All are welcome to participate, or simply enjoy listening to others read this very funny play.
The committee is always keen to welcome new members, if you feel you would like to be more involved in the running of the club please let one of the committee members know, email our Chair Lyn at email@example.com or just turn up on the night!
To register your intention to come to the AGM, or to ensure your regrets are recorded, please sign up via our Doodle Poll: http://doodle.com/poll/gwxca4vednepdbuu#table
PLEASE NOTE: We are required by law to circulate the minutes of the previous AGM. To facilitate this we have updated the September 2015 Ecco, and you will now find the minutes of the October 2014 AGM and a Nomination Form for officers and members of the ECC Committee for 2015, attached to ECCO here: http://ecc.theatreinbrussels.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2015-September.pdf. If you wish they can be printed off from this link.
The action is tightly concentrated: seventy-five minutes, three characters, one act. Jimmy and Ian, two middle-aged Belfast men, are meeting tonight for the first time. They have a shared past. They need to talk.
But this is not the beginning of a beautiful friendship, more the reaching of a plateau of understanding.
The performances will take place from 3 – 7 November in the Warehouse Studio Theatre, rue Waelhem 69a, 1030 Schaerbeek, at 20.00. Tickets cost €15 and are available from https://thelittleboxoffice.com/itg
AUDITIONS for cast will be held:
Thursday 5 November 7pm
Sunday 8 November 12-1pm
Wednesday 11 November 3pm
All at: Rue des Atrebates 27, 1040 Brussels
Very close to Montgomery Metro – Contact Janet for more details
Janet writes: The Real Inspector Hound is a wonderfully funny play which I am looking forward to hamming up a bit. I am looking for actors who have either retired from the stage or who have not yet plucked up the courage to perform – as well as some more experienced actors – by allowing the security of lines on stage if this will enhance the actors’ security. How this will happen is secret at the moment!Subject to availability of the cast, rehearsals will be twice a week, and I would like to have at least one of those as an afternoon rehearsal, perhaps both, subject to progress (ie we might need to add a third rehearsal).Characters
Moon – M or F – any age
Birdwood – M
Mrs Drudge – F – older
Simon – M
Felicity – F – any age up to 50s
Cynthia – F – any age up to 60s
Magnus – M – older
Inspector Hound – M or F any age
Radio Voice – M or F
Body – M or F – No lines, just needs to lie still! But this is a comedy …
Other – 6 or 7 people to act as audience.Dinner For One
Hugh writes: Dinner for One is a two handed sketch lasting 18 minutes involving an elderly lady being served dinner by an increasing squiffy butler. The joke’s dependent upon the old lady confusing the butler with her many lovers: the ending is mildly risqué. Its claim to fame is that German TV executives, catching sight of it live in the UK in 1963, thought it would do at a pinch for New Year’s Eve television. Since then it has unaccountably become a part of required German, Swiss, Swedish, Danish, Faroese and heaven-knows where else’s required Hogmanay viewing. Most northern Germans know it off by heart. So funny little sketch or cultural phenomenon, take your pick.If either of If these plays interests you, please come along to audition! Janet and Hugh would be happy to hear from anyone who would like to register their interest or have further information.
We are also hoping to encourage new back stage crew – so if you’ve had a secret hankering to become involved without having to perform on stage, now is your chance to let us know! We will find you someone to help you along the way, so please don’t think you’ll just get thrown in and left to flounder. To register your interest, please contact Janet – or just come along to the AGM.
Act 1: “AMOUR ET PIANO”, a one act farce by Georges Feydeau, performed in English, with surtitles in French. Director Hugh Dow. The play hinges on an important misunderstanding between a feisty young woman and a pushy young man, and things go downhill from there…
Act 2: “MR CHOUFLEURI RESTERA CHEZ LUI LE.. .. .. “, a one act comic opera by Jacques Offenbach, performed in French, with surtitles in English. Stage Director Anna Holmén, Music Director Elizabeth Flynn. This small gem of a piece tells the tale of a young couple caught up in her father’s ambition to put on a musical evening to show off to his friends, and what happens when it starts going wrong…
Théâtre Le Petit Varia, rue Gray 154, 1050 Ixelles.
11th-14th November 2015 at 20.00.
For more information see http://www.europeantheatreclub.eu
Tickets €16 (€14 for 10 tickets or more): firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0479 687 503