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UWEC Theatre: The Bald Soprano

An absurdist play by Romanian-French playwright Eugène Ionesco, first performed in French in 1950. The play centers on the Smiths, a couple from London, and another couple, the Martins, who come over for a visit. The two families chatter in meaningless banter, tell stories and relate nonsensical truisms and poems. They are joined later by the Smiths' maid, Mary, and the local fire chief, who is also Mary's lover, and who is disappointed to find there is no fire at the Smith home. When the Martins and the Smiths are alone, they begin to argue without resolution or sense. The play ends with the Martins reciting the same lines spoken by the Smiths at the opening. The Bald Soprano is considered a modern classic and a seminal work in the Theatre of the Absurd. It holds the world record for the play that has been staged continuously in the same theatre for the longest time.


$18 GA, discounts for students


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Wed. Dec. 7, 2022   7:30pm

Thu. Dec. 8, 2022   7:30pm

Fri. Dec. 9, 2022   7:30pm

Sat. Dec. 10, 2022   1:30pm

Sat. Dec. 10, 2022   7:30pm

Sun. Dec. 11, 2022   1:30pm

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Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire
121 Water Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703