The Bald Soprano
Lab Theatre to Feature The Bald Soprano

February 28, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Theatre Arts will present The Bald Soprano by absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco March 8-10 at 8 p.m. in the E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre (304 E. Graham St., Bloomington).

Directed by Professor of Theatre Arts Nancy Loitz, the play follows the happenings at the Smith’s house when they invite their friends, the Martins, over to their London home. While enjoying polite conversation, the Smith’s maid, Mary, and the local fire chief join the two parties, and as the night goes on, their communication becomes more and more incoherent and uncertain.

Tickets will be available through the McPherson Theatre box office beginning Thursday, March 3. Box office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. General admission and senior ticket prices are $3, with $1 discount for students with a valid school ID.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact the McPherson Theatre box office at (309) 556-3232.

Cast: Josh Levinson ’13 (Mr. Smith), Kristen Leigh Evensen ’11 (Mrs. Smith), Isaac Sherman ’11 (Mr. Martin), Kate Rozycki ’13 (Mrs. Martin), Sammi Grant ’12 (Mary), Chase Miller ’12 (the fire chief)

Production Team: Professor Nancy Loitz (director), Rachel Grimes ’13 (stage manager), Emilie Hanlet ’13 (assistant stage manager), Megan Francomb ’12 (assistant director & sound designer), Nicholas Reinhart ’11 (scene designer), Maggie Sheridan ’13 (costume designer), Leigh Huff ’13 (lighting designer)

Contact: Katie Webb ’13, (309) 556-3181