The Semi-Circle Basel

Building community through performance

Some sad news

We have just learned of the passing of one of Semi-Circle's most influential members. A past president, Richard Brown has been a Semi-Circle member for many years and played a key role in ensuring the success of Semi-Circle. As a director he created productions which both entertained and challenged. He managed to bring out the best in his cast and crew. As president he knew the importance of theatre in today's society and was not afraid to challenge the status quo. Along with everyone he touched, we will miss his enthusiasm for life, science, theatre, music and politics. 

4 July 2022



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The Semi-Circle Basel is modern amateur theatrical community for actors, directors, stage managers, crew and more!

We believe that being involved in the performing arts builds community – especially important in an increasingly disconnected world.

Announcing SC Fundraising Goal & Purpose

The Semi-Circle Basel successfully weathered the past 2 years and is looking ahead with optimism and excitement to our 2022 production season.  We have three major productions planned:

  • She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen in June,

  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang in November, and

  • a rehearsed play reading in December

Click through to the “What’s On" page for dates and ticket information.  And see the Cast Announcements below to check out which actors will delight you this summer.

Meanwhile, in order to benefit the experience of both the audience and the actors at our new location, Fachwerk in Allschwil, we are excited to launch a fundraising campaign and have set a goal of CHF 5’000. This will go directly towards a new lighting and sound board as well refurbishing the Green Room and the Dressing Rooms.

We value your generosity very much in this endeavor.  If you would like to contribute directly via bank transfer, please note the following account details: 

Account holder:

The Semi-Circle Basel

Mühlebachweg 14

4123 Allschwil, Switzerland

IBAN: CH91 0900 0000 4003 4980 9

Account number: 40-34980-9


Please help us to identify your donation by including your name and “Fundraising Campaign 2022” in the reference.

Thank you! Every bit helps.

Please note that donations are not required to participate in our organization or to attend our performances.

News & Highlights

While the "She Kills Monsters" production is over, you can still see the monsters! Join us at our summer bbq in August for a chance to get a photo wearing one of the dragon Tiamat's heads, or a Kobold head, or even a Mind Flayer! See the What's On page for more information.

Also see our What's On page for information about our next exciting production "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike". New dates! This will now be held at Fachwerk in November.

Monthly Play Readings:  We are enjoying our Monthly Play Readings.  No experience necessary!!!  C'mon and join us to see how easily you will get hooked. 

Protective measures:

As per the decision of the Federal Council on 16 February 2022, masks and COVID certificates will no longer be required to enter shops, restaurants, cultural venues and other public settings and events.

However, due to the continuously high number of infections, we recommend wearing a mask indoors when attending a Semi-Circle event.


Cast announcement

We are delighted to announce the cast for our exciting November production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Scott Holland, with assistant director support from Canan Adams.



Vanya: Kenner Estes
Sonia: Magda Bednarska
Masha: Eleanor Low
Spike: Adrian Oettli
Nina: Elif Arikan
Cassandra: Vasiliki Mourgela 

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.

This laugh out loud comedy is about adult siblings Vanya and Sonia who share a home in Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. When their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

At: Fachwerk, Baslerstrasse 48, 4123 Allschwil


Performance dates are:

4, 5, 6 November & 10, 11, 12 November 2022 all at 19:30

Tickets available - via the What's On page!