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July 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 pm


August Strindberg, one of Europe’s most respected literary figures, wrote only three comedies, one of which is this one-act play about having nothing to do. Set at the beach house where Knut and his wife Kerstin live with his parents, “Playing With Fire” deals with the ever-present web of relationships, and how to untangle them. Will Knut and Kerstin’s marriage survive the arrival of their close friend, Axel, as all three “play with fire”?

Bernie Jacobs, director of last year’s “Equus”, directs for Claremont Dramatic Society and the experienced cast includes Kim R2, David Sharpe, Richard Higgs, Su Cunningham, John McConnell and Jenny Brandt. All the actors have been in numerous plays for CDS and other societies at the Masque in the past.

“Playing With Fire” is preceded by a performance of another one-act play, “The Open Door” by Alfred Sutro, which similarly deals with love, jealousy and what might have been. This play stars Thomas von Zahn and Laurie Todes and is directed by Jenny Brandt.

The double bill opens at the Masque Theatre on Friday 27 July and runs until Saturday 4 August with shows at 20h00 Wednesday to Friday and 18h30 on Saturdays. There will also be a matinee performance at 14h30 on Saturday 4 August.

Bookings through Masque Theatre bookings (021 788 1898 or bookings@masquetheatre.co.za) or through Computicket.


July 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 pm