Untitled Theater Company #61

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 David A. Einhorn, Producer
 presents
 FAIRY TALES OF THE ABSURD
 A Program of Three Short Plays:
 
 TO PREPARE A HARD BOILED EGG
 By EUGENE IONESCO - Translated by Edward Einhorn
 TALES FOR CHILDREN
 By EUGENE IONESCO
 Translated by Karen Ott, Adapted by Edward Einhorn
 ONE HEAD TOO MANY
 By EDWARD EINHORN


 
Based  June 6 - 29, 2003 run at Theater 80, NYC
 

Directed by EDWARD EINHORN
Stage Manager, Props & Puppets BERIT JOHNSON
Costume Designer CARLA GANT
Set Designer MICHELLE MALAVET
Lighting Designer GREGG CARVILLE
Dramaturg KAREN OTT
Music and Sound Effects WILLIAM SULLIVAN NIEDERKORN
Press Representative ORIGLIO PUBLIC RELATIONS
 
 

Starring
John Blaylock - Peter B. Brown - Uma Incrocci
Ian W. Hill - Celia Montgomery
 


 Untitled Theater Company #61 has returned with a program of three plays that is
 most appropriately entitled, FAIRY TALES OF THE ABSURD.  Marking a return to
 territory the company is familiar with, they present two child-friendly creations
 from Eugene Ionesco, and add a second act penned by Edward Einhorn that was clearly
 drawn from the writer/director's love of Ionesco's works.  The result?  An unequivocal
 delight of a program that invites the audience to indulge in the wondrousness of
 fantasy that is typically abandoned by the time one emerges from childhood.
 
 An homage to the child in us all, FAIRY TALES OF THE ABSURD, with the seemingly
 simplistic stories, animated puppetry, and clean content, is a good choice for the
 chronological child too.  Especially palatable for the child, the very sweet FAIRY
 TALES FOR CHILDREN
, in which a perky three year old is introduced to magical worlds
 through her father's fanciful tales, and ONE HEAD TOO MANY, in which a witch and a
 pudding make everything all right in the kingdom.
 
 With an enthusiastic production like this one, it is hard not to get caught up in this
 company's particular love for the language and viewpoint that characterize Ionesco's work. 
 Mr. Einhorn's play, for example, is a sturdy companion piece, imbued with the spirit of
 Ionesco's ironically absurdist vision.  As a whole, FAIRY TALES OF THE ABSURD lives up
 to the title, but more importantly, is a lot of fun to watch.
  

- Kessa De Santis -

 

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