Back by popular demand is City Garage's acclaimed 2007 production of Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano as a Christmas anti-play! In a new translation/adaptation by Artistic Director Frédérique Michel and Producing Director Charles Duncombe, this mad, absurdist classic is the perfect escape from the banalities of ordinary holiday fare. The piece will run in repertory with City Garage's current world premiere of Charles L. Mee's Orestes 3.0: Inferno at the company's new home at Bergamot Station Arts Center.
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.
The production opens tonight, November 1, 2012. Performance Schedule: November 1 – 23: Thursdays, Fridays 8:30pm. November 30 – December 23: Fridays, Saturdays 8:00pm; Sundays 4:00pm. The show closes on Sunday, December 23, 2012.
Admission: $25.00, Students/Seniors w/ID $20.00. Sundays: "Pay-What-You-Can" at the door only. Box Office/Information: (310) 453-9939. Online purchase: www.citygarage.org (link: Brown Paper Tickets). Performance Address; City Garage - Building T1, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, Calif.
Directions: City Garage's new home is at Bergamot Station Arts Center, which is located near the intersection of Olympic and Cloverfield in Santa Monica. 10 West to Cloverfield Exit. North on Cloverfield to Michigan Ave. Enter the Main Gate of Bergamot Station. Building T1 is at the west end of the parking lot at the 26th St. gate.
Fourth Weekend Q&A: Informal discussion with the cast and creators Sunday, December 2, 2012 after the 4:00pm performance.