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FTT to present "Design for Living" Nov. 8 to 20

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) will present Noel Coward’s “Design for Living” Nov. 8 to 20 in the Philbin Studio Theatre of Notre Dame’s Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.

Admission is $12 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students. Tickets and a complete schedule of performances are available at the performing arts center box office or by calling 574-631-2800 or visiting on the Web.

Directed by FTT associate professional specialist Siiri Scott, the play is a charming comedy involving eccentric characters who seem completely unable to live with or without one another. “Design for Living” begins in Paris with three British bohemians who share an intense closeness: Gilda, an interior decorator; Otto, a painter; and Leo, a playwright. Unable to decide which of the two men she loves best, Gilda eventually marries Ernest, a stuffy art dealer. While Gilda’s marriage is a “comfortable arrangement,” she misses Otto and Leo too much to be completely satisfied. To her surprise, Otto and Leo appear on her doorstep one day proposing a less traditional design for living.

Contact: Laura Moran, performing arts center, 574-631-2731, lmoran@nd.edu_

Originally published by Meghan Winger at on November 01, 2005.