The Writings of Eugene Ionesco is a survey of Ionesco’s work. We will begin with a series of Ionesco’s earlier one act plays. Readings will be accompanied by expository and critical texts by Ionesco himself. Preceding each reading, roles will be assigned democratically to the members of the group. Each reading will be followed by a discussion of the text. We will end the series with a screening of Tom O’Horgan’s film adaptation of Rhinoceros. The readings are intended to be both an exploration of Ionesco’s contributions to theater and a cooperative play. We will find Ionesco’s plays are not only intellectually stimulating and challenging but riotously funny. Before our regular scheduled Tuesday meetings, we will attend the Abreacht Theater’s production of Sam Shepherd’s critically acclaimed play, Buried Child.
Please note the locations as they change throughout the course. Those who attend should come prepared with a copy of the play. Scheduled readings will be posted below as they become available.
Friday, October 10, 7:45 at the Abreact – Sam Shepherd’s Buried Child
Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 at Cafe 1923 – Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano
Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 at Cafe 1923 – Ionesco’s The Leader, Ionesco’s The Future Is In Eggs
Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 at Cafe 1923 – Ionesco’s The Chairs
Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 at Cafe 1923 – Ionesco’s Rhinoceros Act I
Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 at Cafe 1923 – Ionesco’s Rhinoceros Act II
Tuesday, November 25, 6:30 at Cafe 1923 – Ionesco’s Rhinoceros Act III