The Open Couple

Theatre • Running Time: 50 mins
Written by Dario Fo | Produced & Directed by Christopher Weare | Lighting by Luke Ellenbogen | Costume by Leigh Bishop | Performed by Larica Schnell & Nathan Lynn | Foley artists Amelia Vernede & Ameera Conrad
The Open Couple is a comedy about sexual politics in marriage. The play is centred on an extended argument between a husband who enjoys an array of partners and his wife who wants him for herself. Despite reaching a mutual agreement about living in an open relationship, they find themselves faced with unexpected complications when their passion for each other re-emerges. When things blow up and the tables turn their marriage is left in a precarious conundrum.
"Nathan Lynn's husband is a classic Woody Allen-style underdog Casanova." - David Fick, Broadway World
"Larica Schnell cuts a stylish figure as the wife."- Cape Argus
"Anarchic humour... Impeccable timing and hilarious effect"- Cape Argus
The Open Couple, under direction of Christopher Weare, premiered at Nicholas Ellenbogen's intimate Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town in May 2014, as a double-bill with an Afrikaans adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Die Buffel (The Bear) and was received with much positive critical acclaim.

Press & Reviews

  • Thu 20th Nov 2014 The Next 48 hours Review of the Open Couple by Peter Tromp
  • Mon 17th Nov 2014 The Next 48 hours Link
  • Mon 17th Nov 2014 Cape Times Link
  • Sat 15th Nov 2014 Artslink Review by Rory Appleton
  • Fri 14th Nov 2014 Whats on in Cape Town Review by Rory Appleton



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