Chez Nous

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408161692.00000005
Acts: 2. Scenes: 7. Roles: Male (5) , Female (5) , Neutral (0)

In the wake of the publication of his controversial book on adolescent sexuality, Dick and his wife, Liz, have retreated with their family to the French countryside. Joined by their friends Phil and Diana for a child-free weekend, they enjoy the sunshine and the cheap wine until certain unsavoury revelations come to light. At the worst moment possible, two reporters appear to interview Dick, causing great worry among the couples that all their secrets will be aired in the press.

Playwright Peter Nichols drew inspiration for Chez Nous from time spent at his own family’s home in France. This darkly comedic, and sometimes deeply shocking play was first produced in London in 1976. It went on to be performed at the Manhattan Theatre Club in a production starring Sam Waterston.

From Nichols Plays: 2

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Peter Nichols

ISBN: 9780413650702

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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