Young Luxembourg writer Ada Günther won the TNL First Steps competition. Her play is being performed in English over two nights.
The Théâtre National du Luxembourg launched its First Steps contest to celebrate its Jugendclub’s 10th anniversary. The idea was to get young theatre talent to develop a project in a professional setting.
18 year old Ada Günther, who attends the Lycée des Garçons Luxembourg, won the contest with her modernisation of “Lady Windermere’s Fan” by Oscar Wilde. She has gathered a team of 11 actors, three directors and two designers from all over the country for the production.
Taking the premise of the Wilde play as a starting point, Günther’s play sees Lady Windermere preparing her 18th birthday party, which is going to be just perfect. But then, weird things start to happen… like its inspiration, the new play mirrors and satirises the society of its time.
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