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Department of Theatre and Dance


The Bald Soprano

April 20-23, 2017
Lab Theatre

Written by Eugène Ionesco
Directed by Lindsay Rae Taylor

Ionesco’s influential 1950 “anti-play” is widely considered a masterpiece of The Theatre of the Absurd. Originally inspired by the random phrases the playwright encountered as he took a course to learn English, Ionesco’s hilarious script invites us to a disastrous dinner party in which proper men and women lose the power to communicate, leading to a total collapse of language itself. 

 

 

…explosively, liberatingly funny...a loony parody with a climax which is an orgy of non-sequiturs.

The Observer