Friday, March 1, 2019

Chester Theatre Group presents “The Bald Soprano” by Ionesco

By Eugéne Ionesco
Directed by Rachel Lichter Friden

WHEN: March 7, 8, 9 at 8:00 PM; March 10 at 2:00 PM
: Black River Playhouse, 54 Grove Street (at the corner of Maple Avenue), Chester

In this special "Black Box" production, we showcase this classic from the "Theatre of the Absurd" by Romanian-French playwright Eugène Ionesco. A couple from London is visiting with another couple called the Martins. As they converse, they invite a fire chief and a maid into the discussion. Slowly, their world becomes more and more surreal: the wife begins acting like she just met her husband, the fire chief suddenly mentions a bald soprano, and the discussion devolves into a dizzying litany of non-sequiturs. Nothing is as it seems in The Bald Soprano.

Featuring Keith Beechey as Mr. Martin, Lily Boyle as Mary the Maid, Felicia Coppola as Mrs. Smith, Matt Cotton as Mr. Smith, Liza Harris as Mrs. Martin, James Houston as Fire Chief