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The (24 Hour) Bald Soprano

Acting Capstone 2019

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER ACTING
CAPSTONE 2019 PRESENTS THE (24 HOUR) BALD SOPRANO

A performance marathon/experiment and an ecstatic and foolish attempt to make meaning in a meaningless world. Swarthmore's Department of Theater Acting Capstone 2019 presents THE BALD SOPRANO (trans. Allen), the classic absurdist play performed in the most absurd way we could imagine -- 24 times in 24 hours.

Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday March 1st and ending at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday March 2nd, six performers will continuously repeat, non-stop, every hour on the hour, Eugene Ionesco’s iconic and genre-defining “anti-play” about British norms. Performed in the Swarthmore College Lang Performing Art Center’s Frear Ensemble Theater, audiences are welcome to stop by any time and witness these six actors transform the performance of a play into an uncompromising experiment in human endurance and the (possibly futile) ways we try to make sense of our world.

This event is free and open to the public without advance reservations. For further information, contact Jean Tierno at jtierno1@swarthmore.edu or (610) 328-8149.