|Sortie (May 4): La Cantatrice Chauve: en francais a Harvard du 3 au 6 mai|
La Cantatrice Chauve
La Troupe at Harvard presents: La Cantatrice Chauve
First performed in Paris in 1950, La Cantatrice Chauve is Eugène Ionesco's first and most remembered play. An Absurdist work par excellence, La Cantatrice Chauve centers around Mr. and Mrs. Smith, who have invited the Martins over for dinner. Somehow, a Fireman and a Maid become involved. The conversation that ensues is a series of non-sequiturs that are both hilarious bursts of nonsense, and yet hold chilling truth about the tragedy of the human condition in this post-war context. What happens when the logic by which we all live turns out to wrong? What is left when all communication between people is lost?
Founded in 2009 by four Harvard undergraduates and a professor in the French department, La Troupe is Harvard's first and only French theater troupe. Its first play, Eugène Ionesco's Macbett, traveled to New York after opening at the Oberon Club in Boston. La Troupe performed Jim Cartwright's Deux and Le Splendid's Le Père Noël Est Une Ordure at Harvard's Café Gato Rojo in 2010 and 2011.
At the Café Gato Rojo (Basement of Dudley House in Harvard Yard, near 1365 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138)
Thursday May 3rd, Friday May 4th, and Saturday May 5th at 8 p.m.
Reserve your tickets at email@example.com
$5 for students, $8 general admission.
The play will be performed in French with English subtitles.
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