Taking Leave

by

Nagle Jackson

SYNOPSIS

This beautifully written play handles the delicate subject of the complexities and transitions of life in a very sensitive - and at times humorous - manner.

Eliot Pryne is a professor of literature, specialising in Shakespeare's King Lear. The play parallels Eliot's life with Lear's descent into 'madness'. The reunion of Eliot's three daughters forms the central theme of this sometimes oddly comic, yet very moving play. Taking Leave is thought-provoking, bitter sweet, insightful and, at the very core, a heartfelt celebration of life.

DIRECTOR

Claudia Wicki

CAST

Dr. Elliot Pryne

Jim Carson

Eliot once removed

Luke Walker

Mrs Fleming

Marianne Alewine

Alma

Courtney Beamish

Liz

Stephanie Sorgo

Cordella

Joëlle Stocker

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Production Coordinator

Tim Purdue

Stage Manager

Carolina Diaz Quijano

Assistant Stage Manager

Chelsea Keenan, Alice Knapton, Claudia Agster, Alice Fiedler

Costumes Head

Dogushan Kilic

Costumes Team

Anita Gander, Andrea-Manuela Ruttimann

Front of House

Valery Niggli, members of the Club

Lighting Head

Tiina Palojärvi

Lighting Head

Andreas Stahl

Lighting Team

Jennifer D'Angelo Swain, Anouk Dutruit, Nilesh Ghaisas, Tom Hofmänner, Bruce Gailey

Make-up Head

Bettina Psóra

Make-up Team

Barbara Messerli-Haechler, Meklaina Brocklehurst

Prompters

Irene Lautenbach, Joan Bridgman, Alan J. Bridgman

Props Head

Karen Siber

Props Team

Victoria Ball, Mary Sidler, Mihaela Verman, Mteraf Insaf

Publicity

Karen Abhari

Flyer & Programme

Paul Bilton

Set Design

Marianna Gruenig

Set Design

Tim Purdue

Sound Head

Terry Menard

Sound Team

Susan De Paul, Martin Russell, Paul Robbins, Deborah Somers

Transportation

Michael Peggs

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