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Black Comedy

ESOC Theatre Group

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Black Comedy

(Aufführung in englischer Sprache)

ESOC Theatre Group present Black Comedy


Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer

Brindsley Miller, a young sculptor, and his debutante fiancée Carol Melkett have borrowed some expensive antique furniture from his neighbour Harold's flat without his permission in order to impress an elderly millionaire art collector coming to view Brindsley's work, and Carol's father Colonel Melkett. When the power suddenly fails, Harold returns early, and Brindsley's ex-mistress Clea shows up unexpectedly, things slide into disaster for him.

The intriguing thing about this play is that it is staged under a reversed lighting scheme: It opens on a dark stage, but the actors seem to be able to see perfectly well. A few minutes into the show there is a short circuit, and the stage is illuminated to reveal the characters in a 'blackout.' For the rest of the play, the actors are left 'in the dark', struggling more and more to avoid the inevitable.

With a fantastic cast of some of the ESOC Theatre Group's best actors, this show promises a great night of theatre.

Opening night bonus: All ticket holders to receive a coupon for the bar!

Do you have questions about Black Comedy? Contact ESOC Theatre Group


West Side Studio
Landwehrstraße 58
64293 Darmstadt

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ESOC Theatre Group

The ESOC Theatre Group is a non-profit social club based at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), located in Darmstadt, Germany. Its mission is to foster the international community of theatre lovers among ESOC/Eumetsat employees, expats and local residents in the Rhein-Main region.


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