The Chairs

by  Eugene Ionesco, Donald Watson

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

A collection of three plays including "Rhinoceros", "The Chairs" , and "The Lesson".

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    2m, 1f
  • SubGenre

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    Farce

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An old man invites all the world to hear his message — the vindication of his existence. His wife has to bring in more and more chairs for the guests. The Orator arrives. The couple announce that their mission is completed and jump to their deaths. The voice of the Orator is that of a deaf mute.
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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A room

Casting

2m, 1f
M2 (45-50, 95)
F1 (94)
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Eugene Ionesco

(born Nov. 26, 1909, Slatina, Rom.died March 28, 1994, Paris, France) was a Romanian-born French playwright. He studied in Bucharest and Paris, where he lived from 1945. His first one-act antiplay, The Bald Soprano (1950), inspired a revolution in dramatic techniques and helped inaugurate the Theatre of the Absurd. He ...

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