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Demarcy-Mota's Ionesco Suite

From January 23 to 26, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) presents Ionesco Suite, a collective work based on texts by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, a production of Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.  

Cake, hilarity, and interpersonal follies abound in this feat of repartee and wordplay.

Seven actors enliven the tragicomic stylings of playwright Eugène Ionesco—who made light of life’s shadows as one of the leading figures of the Theater of the Absurd—in this mashup of five texts: The Bald Soprano; The Lesson; Frenzy for Two, or More; Jack, or The Submission; and French Conversation and Diction Exercises for American Students.

Staged as an unruly dinner party, ensemble members don hats and wigs, debate over whether a snail and a tortoise are the same thing, and gradually lead one another quite astray.

January 23 – 26, 7:30pm

Running time: 75 minutes

In French with English subtitles


Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota has served as artistic director of Théâtre de la Ville since 2008 and as general director of the Festival d'Automne à Paris since 2011. From 2002 to 2008 he was the artistic director of La Comédie de Reims, and previously, the founding director of Compagnie des Millefontaines in 1988. Productions he has staged for Théậtre de la Ville include Ionesco's Rhinoceros, Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, Brecht's Man is Man, and Melquiot's Wanted Petula and Bouli année zero, among others. Demarcy-Mota is the son of Portuguese actress Teresa Mota and French director/playwright Richard Demarcy.

 

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