The Chairs and The Lesson

One Act - Original

Phoenix Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 9, 1958
  • Closing Date: January 26, 1958
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 22
  • The Chairs and The Lesson is comprised of The Chairs, The Lesson

Playwright: Eugene Ionesco

Synopsis

An evening of two one-act absurdist plays by Eugene Ionesco.

The Chairs: An eccentric old couple entertains and provides chairs for a growing number of invisible guests, in Eugene Ionesco's absurdist play.

The Lesson: A professor becomes increasingly frustrated with his young, female pupil.

 

The Chairs: Opening Night Cast

Kelton Garwood Orator
Joan Plowright Old Woman
Eli Wallach in The Chairs Eli Wallach Old Man
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The Chairs: Opening Night Production Credits

Eugene Ionesco Eugene Ionesco Writer
  Donald Watson Translator
  Tony Richardson Director
  Jesse Beers Scenic Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  John Addison Sound Effects
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The Lesson: Opening Night Cast

Max Adrian The Professor
Paula Bauersmith The Maid
Joan Plowright The Student
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The Lesson: Opening Night Production Credits

Eugene Ionesco Eugene Ionesco Writer
  Donald Watson Translator
  Tony Richardson Director
  Jesse Beers Scenic Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  John Addison Sound Effects
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