The Bald Soprano at Rooke December 7-10

Posted: December 4, 2006

Updated: December 8, 2006 - Photo Gallery

The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts will present The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Roger Babb.

The Bald Soprano, written in 1950 in Paris, is a classic of the absurdist theatre. Ionesco's early plays are full of aggressive humor that is both delightful and dangerous. The audience is invited to laugh at many things, common sense and language being foremost among them. This short, strange event builds to an exhilarating climax where words are set free and meaning is up for grabs. Ionesco's work has particular relevance for postmodern audiences and brings to mind the work of Richard Foreman, the Wooster Group, and Groucho Marx.

Performances in the Rooke Theatre will take place Thursday, December 7, at 8 pm; Friday and Saturday, December 8- 9, at 8 and 10 pm; and Sunday, December 10, at 2 pm.

Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 413-538-2406. Fifty free tickets will be available to MHC students on opening night.

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