19 October – 5 November 2006
Thursdays – Saturdays 8:00 p.m.
Sundays 3:00 p.m.
play! Theatre [1204 Cedar Avenue]
Produced under the name "Coda Theater Project".
"Since I find the world incomprehensible, I am waiting for someone to explain it to me" — Eugène Ionesco
Jack, or the Submission (Nightly). Presents a motley family whose members wear their minds on their trouser legs, and their hearts…? That is, except for sullen Jack with his tuber-impediment and sun-dried disposition. So what happens when it’s time for his arranged marriage?
The Bald Soprano (Oct. 19, 21, 22, 27, 29 & Nov. 2, 4, 5). Come on, when was the last time you saw a really fabulous play inspired by an English-as-a-Second-Language textbook? Well you don’t know what you haven’t been missing. Ionesco’s first play—an absurd study of the shortcomings of language—ends in a cacophonous spatial apocalypse…or at least that’s what it sounds like, only funny.
The Chairs (Oct. 19, 20, 22, 26, 28, 29 & Nov. 3, 5). Isolated in a tower at the edge of civilization, the world’s oldest couple await the arrival of humanity’s leading figures. After a life of underachievement, the Old Man has finally decided to tell all: Who he really is, what life truly means and what he should have become.