by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eugene Ionesco
November 11 - 13, 2016
Le Cercle Molière
340 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg MB R2H 0G7
An evening of one act plays that will have you laughing , crying, and experiencing a harlequinade, commedia dell arte, a pastoral and the theatre of the absurd.
Fri, Nov 11 at 7:35 pm
Sat, Nov 12 at 2:05 pm
Sat, Nov 12 at 7:35 pm
Sun, Nov 13 at 2:05 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Millay's most famous work. A true masterpiece-beautiful, delicate, and poetic. An atmosphere of naive simplicity characterizes the play and throws into relief its deft allegory: the folly of man's hatreds and jealousies and the thoughtlessness which makes them possible.
At the prompting of a tragic muse, two shepherds interrupt a harlequinade which then continues unaffected.
Often called the father of the Theatre of the Absurd, Eugene Ionesco wrote groundbreaking plays that are simultaneously hilarious , tragic and profound. In The Bald Soprano Ionesco throws together a cast of characters including the quintessential British middle-class family the Smiths, their guests the Martins, their maid, Mary, and a fire chief determined to extinguish all fires- including their hearths. It's an archetypal absurdist tale and Ionesco displays his profound take on problems inherent in modern communication.