Origin[ edit ] The idea for the play came to Ionesco while he was trying to learn English with the Assimil method. The two families engage in meaningless banter, telling stories and relating nonsensical poems. At one point, Mrs. Martin converses with her husband as if he were a stranger she just met. As the fire chief turns to leave, he mentions "the bald soprano" in passing, which has a very unsettling effect on the others.
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Early arrival is encouraged. The gallery is open one hour before and after each performance to view the collection. Inquire about student, senior, industry and group discounts. We bring good nothingness to life. Producing Artistic Director Tina Brock will direct. Tickets are available at BaldSoprano. A private collection featuring over two hundred works of outsider art, the gallery will be open to the public one hour before curtain.
On display: an unusual collection of rare drawings, paintings and object collections including folk art, Catalin radios, antique metal toys and banks, milk glass, ceramic pot lids, posters, signage, photographs and antique toasters. Eugene Ionescos classic treatise on the futility of meaningful communication in modern society, The Bald Soprano was the first play written by the Romanian-French playwright.
Ionesco envisioned The Bald Soprano as a tragedy of language when he was inspired to write the play while attempting to learn English from a primer. A strange phenomenon took place the text began imperceptibly to change before my eyes There is illumination in his words as we struggle to hold fast to the value of the truth and meaning of language: misuse creates confusion, dissonance and distortion. The stage at The Bethany Mission Gallery, and globally, has been set for a tragedy of surreal and highly comedic proportions.
The Bald Soprano