* World Premiere

The Chairs/The Bald Soprano (1974)
“The Bald Soprano," Ionesco’s first play, opened in Paris in 1950. Along with “The Chairs” which opened in Paris in 1952, they are two of the plays credited with originating what is now called the Theatre of the Absurd. In these two hilarious, head-spinning plays by the author of “Rhinoceros,” he makes devastating comedy out of people trapped in their self-tied knots!
About the Play
Written By: Eugène Ionesco
About the Production
Run Dates: 9/3/1974 - 9/14/1974
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: M. Burke Walker
Cast: Clayton Corzatte - Old Man
Gardner Hayes - Mr. Martin
James Higgins - Mr. Smith
Margaret Hilton - Mrs. Martin; Old Woman
Patricia Hodges - Mary, the maid
Maureen Quinn - Mrs. Smith
Julian Schembri - Fire Chief; The Orator
Behind the Scenes: Sandy Cruse - Assistant Stage Manager
Lynn Lewis - Costume Designer
Michael Lowther - Technical Director
Eileen MacRae Murphy - Stage Manager
Patricia Parish - Properties
Phil Schermer - Lighting Designer
Jerry Williams - Settings