|Photographer Roger P. Watts||
Private Lives is a 1930 manners play in two acts by arguably Britain's most popular playwright, Noel Coward. It concerns a divorced couple who have both remarried, and, while honeymooning in France, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel with their new partners. Despite a perpetually stormy relationship, they realize that they still have feelings for each other, and the plot twists and turns as they act on their emotions, regret the action, and act again on more emotions. (I know... it's confusing - but after all it is a typical British comedy that's become an icon of the genre.
This production was directed by Dann Peterson who has done more than 20 plays at Theatre in the Round and acted in a few himself over the span of the last 40 years. Here. he got the best out of American actors who, if you were blindfolded, you might not know they were Americans because of their incredibly good British accents.