The Lisbon Traviata

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The Lisbon Traviata, by Terrence McNally (1938-2020) [1]. A tightly-written and very funny domestic drama that deals explicitly with gay love and sex.

The original text

Published by Dramatists Play Service, 1992.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1991: The play was presented by Pieter Toerien at the Leonard Rayne Theatre in March 1991 and at the Theatre on the Bay opening 3 May 1991 directed by Mark Graham starring Russel Savadier (Mendy), Neil McCarthy (Stephen), Andrew Wilson (Mike) and Guy de Lancey (Paul). Lighting design was by Jannie Swanepoel, set design by Ann Carghill, costumes co-ordinated by Colleen Moabelo. Russell Savadier was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Award for his role.


Wikipedia [2].

Die Burger, 11 March 1992.

The Lisbon Traviata theatre programme, 1991.

Weekly Mail 10-16 March 1991.

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