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The Chairs

A Conversation With Eugene Ionesco

Barbara Kraft | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
Barbara Kraft

For Ionesco politics lie, art, true art, cannot lie. "Politics separate men by bringing them together only superficially. Art and culture unite us in a common anguish that is our only possible fraternity, that of our existential and metaphysical community."

"The Bald Soprano" and "The Chairs," The Garage Theatre, Long Beach

James Scarborough | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

The two productions reflect the meaninglessness of the world a few years after the end of World War Two, a world devastated by unimaginable tragedy carried out on a monumental scale, all conducted with the infuriating and mechanical banality of "I just followed orders."

Theater Review: Chairs in the City of Dreams

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 06.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

A brilliant new production of Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs, now at A Noise Within Theater in Glendale, reminds us that genuine classics do not lose, but acquire meaning over time.