Opera & Musical Theater

Ayckbourn’s “Communicating Doors” On Stage At The Alley

Cast members talk about the British playwright’s 1994 “sci-fi” comedy.


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In an interview, talking about the inspiration for “Communicating Doors,” Sir Alan Ayckbourn said,

I’ve stayed in a lot of hotels, and in most cases there’s this mysterious communicating door, locked from both sides, which leads God knows where. The rational side of me supposes that it’s used when my room is opened up to combine it with the one next door to become a suite. But there’s a side of me that much prefers the other explanation that, actually, beyond that door lies another universe, another time continuum.

In this comedy, currently on stage at the Alley Theatre, Ayckbourn offers a glimpse of what might be on the other side of that door.

Actors Josie de Guzman (Ruella) and Todd Waite (Harold) talk with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about “Communicating Doors.”

“Communicating Doors” plays at the Alley through April 27th, 2014.

Photo caption: Josie de Guzman (l) and Julie Sharbutt (r) in “Communicating Doors”.