PRIVATE LIVES at GTC Burbank
Published Thursday, January 01, 1970
Updated Friday, December 18, 2015
“Devastatingly funny.” “An iridescent bubble of a play.” “Something to go silly over.” “All but continuous laughter.”
Those are just a few of the accolades heaped upon the original 1930 production of Noël Coward’s classic comedy Private Lives. Now, modern audiences can once again enjoy Coward’s clever comedy when Table for Two Productions presents "Private Lives" February 2 – March 11, 2012 at GTC Burbank in George Izay Park. Director and cast will be announced soon.
Coward’s comedic genius is on full display in "Private Lives," which follows the saga of perpetually dueling lovers Amanda and Elyot, two divorcees who unwittingly book adjoining rooms while honeymooning with their new spouses. They soon realize the folly of their new marriages and impulsively flee together to Paris, only to be caught days later by their jilted spouses. This stylish, savvy and still-timely comedy is loaded with pointed barbs about modern romance and the people we can't live with—or without.
Written in 1930, the original London production of "Private Lives" starred Noël Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Adrianne Allen and Laurence Olivier. A Broadway production followed in 1931. The play has been revived several times on Broadway (including a memorable 1983 production that starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton), and has been produced in theaters around the world.
“This professional production of 'Private Lives' is the first time in nearly 10 years that the play has been staged in the Los Angeles/Burbank area,” notes Stasha Surdyke, co-founder of Table for Two productions and the producer of "Private Lives." “Another production of 'Private Lives' recently opened on Broadway, but local audiences can enjoy our version without making the trek to the Big Apple.”
Tickets are $25 - $35 per person, and go on sale January 2, 2012. A limited number of VIP packages will be available. For more details, visit www.Table4Two-PrivateLives.com.