The Bald Soprano


It’s the last weekend for “The Bald Soprano!” Don’t miss this delightful evening of mayhem in the home of Madame and Monsieur Smith as they entertain their confused guests, a visiting fire chief, and a rebellious maid. Make your reservations now!

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“City Garage has remounted the 1950 one-act with wackiness and wile, deftly recreating Ionesco’s illogical world for an American audience… an uncanniness that feels friendly and welcoming, suggesting a place where we can all be mad together….Beyond illusions of language and paradoxes of time, there is much amusement to be had.
— Amanda Andrei, Stage Raw

“Michel keeps her entire cast on the same absurdist page while giving them plenty of unscripted business to accompany Ionesco’s words….the entire cast is given moments to shine…Since its 1987 debut, Michel and Duncombe’s City Garage has established itself as the most adventurously avant garde of SoCal intimate theaters….The Bald Soprano adds up to an hour or so of zany absurdist fun.”
— Steven Stanley, StageScene LA

“Imagine the story-telling equivalent of Merry-Go-Round after taking a tiny hit of acid, in France and that suggests a little bit of zany humor direct Frederique Michel achieves with this cast. Imagine if you will Monty Python and the Holy Grail crossed with a 1950s sitcom of your choice, minus children. Then stir in very acid humor about the bourgeoisie. That sounds like a mere formula, doesn’t it? And yet the only “formula” here is silliness, the arch type of silliness of which we all may well be guilty.”
— David MacDowell Blue, Night Tinted Glassses

Coming Next Thursday, June 6th at 8:00pm

“Ghosts in Branches” by Valeriy Puzik, translated by John Freedman with Natalia Bratus
A staged reading in support of humanitarian aid for Ukraine – Thursday June 6th at 8:00pm

As Russia’s brutal war enters its third year since the full-scale invasion, City Garage will be presenting a staged reading of a new, full-length play from Ukrainian author and poet Valeriy Puzik “Ghosts in Branches.” This is the third in a series of readings City Garage has presented as part of the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings Project in support of humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine. Please attend and show your support!

About the Play:

A small group of Ukrainian soldiers shelters in the remains of a hut on the front lines of the war. Some are young, some are older; they are ordinary men, who have left behind ordinary lives to do something none of them ever imagined: fight a war. In their daily struggle to survive they joke, gripe, fantasize about distant love ones, fend off boredom, hunger, loneliness, deadly shelling and drone attacks, go on night raids, and endure the constant thought of death: not if it will come, but simply when. In this haunting, beautiful piece, Ukrainian poet, writer, and filmmaker Valeriy Puzik takes a gently ironic view of deadly events: grimly comic, deeply humane, injecting lovely surreal fantasies that express a longing for peace, seeking shards of light and sources of hope in the grimmest of situations.

Suggested minimum donation $10 but all amounts welcome. Click here to attend and/or donate.

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The Writers Workshop at City Garage — New Online Sessions Begin July 6th!

The Writers Workshop is now happening online! Sign up now and get 50% off! Are you working on a play, a one-person show, a screenplay, or a piece of fiction and want help pushing it forward? Develop it in the Writers Workshop at City Garage. Get guidance, feedback, story analysis, and support in our weekly sessions. Reserve your spot by July 4th and get 50% off your first month! Click here for more information.

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