The English Dramatic Society (EDS) is a regularly performing English theatre group at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg language centre (Sprachenzentrum). We produce two plays every year – usually, well actually almost always comedies – in February and July. The EDS celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012.
The English Dramatic Society first took to the stage in 1972 with a production of “The Country Wife” by William Wycherley.
Since then the ever-changing company of students, lecturers and professors and their friends, spouses, children and pets, has produced over eighty plays.
We’ve played Ayckbourn, Allen and Albee, Beckett and Bolt, Fry and Friel, Sheridan, Stoppard, Shaw and Shakespeare, Wilde and Wilder. Aristocrats and artisans, barons and beggars, colonels and clowns, damsels and dowagers, elves and fairies, gods and harlots, idiots and jades, kangaroos and lovers, magicians and nymphs, officers and priests, quacks and ringmasters, sirens and troubadours, upstarts, virgins, wastrels, xylophones and zeds, we’ve played them all.
Okay! We lied about the kangaroo, the virgin was pregnant and the xylophone was in fact a glockenspiel… but it’s still an impressive list.
Not that quantity is all we have to offer, of course.
Interested? Maybe you’d like to join us?