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February 20, 2004

UMBC Department of Theatre Presents The Bald Soprano by Eugéne Ionesco

The UMBC Department of Theatre presents The Bald Soprano by Eugéne Ionesco, directed by Colette Searls with set and costumes by Elena Zlotescu, lighting design by Greggory Schraven and sound design by Greg Lemich. Join us for a night of absurdity at the Smith residence, where guests forget their own names and clocks refuse to tell time. This first of Ionesco’s celebrated absurdist plays wickedly satires the emptiness of life lived by habit. Shoe-tying reveals itself as a bizarre spectacle and showy doorbells ring by themselves as the Smiths and Martins trip through the horrors of disorder and nonsense. Don’t miss UMBC’s unique twist on this classic of the 20th century avant garde.Buried is not recommended for young children.

Tuesday, March 9 at 8 pm (preview)
Wednesday, March 10 at 8 pm (opening night)
Thursday, March 11 at 4 pm
Friday, March 12 at 8 pm
Saturday, March 13 at 8 pm
Sunday, March 14 at 4 pm

$10 general admission
$5 students
$3 for the preview
The performance on Thursday, March 11th, is free to the UMBC campus community.
Ticket proceeds benefit the Department of Theatre Scholarship Fund.
Theatre Box Office: 410-455-2476

Theatre Box Office: 410-455-2476
Public information: (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
General Department of Theatre information: 410-455-2917
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

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From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.

From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Theatre.

From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Theatre.

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Posted by dwinds1 at February 20, 2004 12:00 AM