The Bald Soprano

The Bald Soprano

Written by Eugène Ionesco
Directed by Mihai Maniutiu


March 9-16, 2024

Robert Cohen Theatre

The Bald Soprano is written by Romanian-French avant-garde playwright Eugène Ionesco and directed by Mihai Maniutiu. Considered an absurdist "anti-play," The Bald Soprano introduces the Smiths, a traditional, middle-class English couple who have invited the Martins—a similar couple—over for a visit. The two couples exchange rote, elliptical, nonsensical dialogue and are occasionally joined by Mary, the Smiths' housemaid, and the Fire Chief—Mary's former lover. Director Maniutiu explores the relationship between humor and absurdist theatre in this exciting new production.

Generous support for this production is provided by the Robert and Lorna Cohen Endowment for Excellence in Drama, Theatre Guild, and Claire Trevor Society.

Evenings: March 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8 p.m.
Matinees: March 10*, 16 at 2 p.m.
Evening: March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

* Please join us after the Sunday, March 10 matinee for a TalkBack with cast & crew.

General Admission: $25
Senior Age 62+: $22
UCI Faculty, Alumni, Staff, Emeriti and Retirees: $22
Arts Packages (3+ events): $21
Groups 10+: $20
Students & Youth Age 17/Below: $10

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March 9, 2024 - 8:00pm
March 10, 2024 - 2:00pm
March 13, 2024 - 7:30pm
March 14, 2024 - 8:00pm
March 15, 2024 - 8:00pm
March 16, 2024 - 2:00pm
March 16, 2024 - 8:00pm