Warner Pacific Students Take Center Stage in Upcoming Performance of The Bald Soprano
Mark your calendar for opening night on Thursday, March 7, at 8:00 p.m. as the Drama Program at Warner Pacific College presents Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano, translated by Tina Howe. The show will run March 7-17, at McGuire Theatre on the campus of Warner Pacific College. The Sunday matinee performances on March 10 and March 17, will feature a talkback session following the show.
The first play written by French-Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco, The Bald Soprano boasts a record number of interpretations and has become one of the most performed plays in France. It was written as Ionesco was attempting to learn English from a primer. The truisms in this primer, meant for the novice English speaker, struck Ionesco with their astonishing simplicity and truth. He began to copy these indisputably true statements in an attempt to learn English, but as he diligently transcribed them into his notebook, they seemed to deteriorate, losing their original meaning; overwhelmed by this strange and disturbing experience, Ionesco set out to translate it into a play.
Performances take place in McGuire Theatre on the Mt. Tabor campus of Warner Pacific College located at 2219 SE 68th Avenue, Portland. Tickets are $5 each and are available from the Warner Pacific Bookstore, 503.517.1100. Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano (translated by Tina Howe) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Thursday, March 7, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2:00 p.m. (Talkback session following this performance)
Thursday, March 14, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, 2:00 p.m. (Talkback session following this performance)