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The Bald Soprano

In 1948, the French-Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco set about learning English. He didn't succeed. He did, however, manage to write an intensely ridiculous version of the dialogues he found in English-language primers ("This is my husband. We live in London.…
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Blessed Unrest. CentralWorks' latest collaborative deals with the history and emotions of the environmental movement, as brought to the limelight by Paul Hawken's best-selling book of the same title. The seamlessness of the production – including sound design by Gregory…
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Victims of Duty

The moments that best capture the surreal zeal of this rarely performed Eugene Ionesco play come in the very last scene, when the ultracomfortable Parisian apartment of well-to-do couple Choubert and Madeleine is filled with knife fights and a seemingly…
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Pomp and Circumstance

Eugene Ionesco wrote bitter satires of the "human condition" that were, in the end, simply satires of the French bourgeoisie. The Chairs is about a dysfunctional old couple preparing for a big speech by the husband in front of dignitaries…
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Laugh Factory

Making people laugh has always been a tough gig, but in the aftermath of a national tragedy, it must seem damn near impossible. Still, the folks at the Eastenders Repertory Company are willing to give it the old college try…
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My Life as a Freak Freak. Written and performed by John Leguizamo. Directed by David Bar Katz. At the Theater on the Square, 450 Post, through June 15. Call 433-9500. The specter of movie stars returning to the stage to…
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Big Game Rhinoceros By Eugene Ionesco. Directed by Joshua Marchesi. Starring Frederick Bald and Ursula McClelland. At the Exit Theater, 156 Eddy, through Feb. 8. Call 673-3847. Rhinoceros is Eugene Ionesco's fable of a Frenchman resisting an outbreak of "rhinoceritis,"…
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