Madame and Monsieur Smith request the pleasure of your company for the opening weekend of “The Bald Soprano” by Eugene Ionesco. There will be free champagne for there preview on Friday, April 26th, and a French-themed, informalities buffet for opening night, Saturday, April 27th. An evening of silly fun and inspired madness is guaranteed for all. Make your reservations now!

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About the play

A revival of City Garage’s acclaimed productions from 2008 and 2012, this mad, crazy, wildly funny play is the comic masterpiece that launched the Theatre of the Absurd. It’s the story of an ordinary evening in the home of M. and Madame Smith that spins madly out of control as they entertain their guests, the Martins. Dazzling in its linguistic acrobatics, the play is a comic masterpiece of joyful, irrational anti-logic and a looney parody of the stolid, thick-witted world of middleclass propriety. In an escalating battle of banalities, polite conversation turns to confusion, then mayhem, and finally explodes into cheerful, liberating chaos. Simultaneously comic and profound, it is a short, sharp ludicrous journey into a funhouse mirror version of the world we think we know—and the truth of what we do not.

“Even after 60 years and counting is still good for a load of laughs…impeccable comedic skill and élan…first-rate!”
– LA Weekly

Critic’s Choice!
“A real treat….stunningly skewed retro domesticity…It’s wonderful to see this dependably outrageous company stretch out and get a bit more breathing room….Kudos to the solid company of performers, who are savvy enough to trust Michel and the material and get full mileage out of everything they collectively bring to the party….If you’ve got a taste for the absurd, this is one of those holiday gatherings you won’t want to miss!”
– Backstage

4 Stars!
“Ionesco’s maniacal assault on all things suburban…The cast delivers Ionesco’s mad little play easily and stylishly–having served in Michel’s ensemble for many years, they know how to give the director exactly what she wants!”
– Total Theatre

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Frederique 👠👠, Charles, and everyone at City Garage

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