Ionescopade Sets Absurdist Theater to Music in Lively Comic Revue
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The last date listed for Ionescopade was Sunday August 11, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Two men, one an artist and the other a mysterious stranger, strike up a seemingly innocent conversation at a seaside resort. As they exchange increasingly intimate perspectives on art, marriage and women -- in particular, the artist's wife -- undercurrents of sexuality, language and economics explode into a tangled web of intrigue, suspicion and revenge in this gripping 19th-century psychological thriller. Deliciously dark and funny, this co-production with the New American Theatre of August Strindberg's Creditors is a story of vengeance, jealousy and psychological warfare that helped pave the way for modern Scandinavian noir. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "Hilarious ... a little naughty and very, very funny. A tour-de-force performance." -- Broadway World
- "Juggles the comical and the catastrophic ... witty ... amusing, madcapped evening. Slam-bang entertainment." -- Los Angeles Times
- "This is one of the most monstrously talented ensembles of actor/singer/dancers ever to grace any stage." -- Santa Monica Daily Press
- "As a musical, this makes a smooth cocktail: fruity, yet dry, going down easy, yet with a kick and a buzz." -- The Hollywood Reporter
Sharp-edged and funny, Ionescopade presents a new look at the works of the prolific and influential absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco, famous for his plays The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros, The Chairs and Exit the King. Ionesco’s plays, playlets and poetry transport us into a zany musical vaudeville, where humor is the antidote to the world’s realities.
Inspired by the work of Eugène Ionesco
Music and Lyrics by Mildred Kayden
Original Concept by Robert Allan Ackerman
Directed and Choreographed by Bill Castellino
Musical Direction by Gerald Sternbach
Starring Alan Abelew, Andrew Ableson, Joey D’Auria, Cristina Gerla, Kelly Lester, Tom Lowe,Jennifer Malenke
Produced by Ron Sossi
Presented by the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Ron Sossi artistic director