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The Pearl Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Ionesco's absurdist classic about a couple preparing to throw the most important party in the world, in a new translation by Rob Melrose.

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An old couple throws a party for the most important people in the land: lords and ladies, trend-setters and intelligentsia, the scandalous and the saintly. The only commonality is—they’re all invisible. The team behind the zaniness of The Bald Soprano tackles Ionesco’s darker, deeper vision of an empty stage teeming with people, an earth-shaking message that may never come, and an elderly couple reflecting on their shared journey. Mixing comedy and drama, biting satire and poignant nostalgia, Ionesco offers a powerful, playful view of a world that may end not with a bang or whimper, but with cackling laughter. This production will play in repertory with 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'


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