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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Featured review from Robert B.Red Velvet
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The cast's energy & voices are very good. But this truly is the 'theater of the absurd, which was popular decades ago--some of the bantering dialogue is whimsical or even nonsensical, but that is the point of this type of show. It was great there is a free parking lot in front of the theater. Refreshments are inexpensive.
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I will not deny that this event being billed out to be an "absurdist theater" is exactly what it is, absurd indeed!!! but "comic revue"???...not at all!! this is perhaps the most idiotic retarded performance with absolutely no entertaining value. ...continued
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Life is absurd. You might as well accept the fact and enjoy the humor of life. This seems to be the point of the musical we saw last night at The Odyssey Theatre Group in...continued
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