2023-24 Drama Season: Love & Identity
The Bald Soprano
Written by Eugène Ionesco
Directed by Mihai Maniutiu
This dark comedy, set in a modest Vancouver hotel, is about Chilean refugees who struggle with the various tragicomic effects of ﬂeeing their homeland. Laid bare in the ﬁctionalized autobiographical details of the play are universal truths that victims and survivors of political oppression continue to experience everywhere – and about love’s power to heal.
This event hosts less than 100 people at any given time. It is still scheduled to take place as planned. We have worked closely with central campus to ensure the safety of our guests.
This cynical romantic comedy takes place within the confines of a clinical drug trial. Tristan and Connie meet while undergoing the anti-depressant trial and become quick friends and then more. The question is: How can they know if their feelings are real or simply a side-effect of their treatment? The Effect asks us to examine our relationships to the world, each other, and ourselves.