Matthew and dude_the are asleep still, and Hobkin’s snoozing on my lap. I am the only awake being in the house.
No sign of Patrick, but Kristin came by yesterday for a marathon viewing of Firefly. She’s also going to try to show up on Sunday for the game thingy. Hurray!
Also got a transatlantic call from Max! He’s a good friend of ours that we spent a lot of time with when we lived in the Midwest. After he graduated, he moved to London (the lucky bastard). He’s started a theater company there, the Icarus Theatre Collective, and the opening night of their first production is this Tuesday. I’m so excited for him!
By Eugene Ionesco
directed by Max Lewendel
Professor: John Eastman
Pupil: Cara Horgan
Marie: Beth Newbery
White Bear Theatre Club
138 Kennington Park Road
London, SE11 4RB
2 Minutes From Kennington Tube Station
Dates: 3rd – 7th February 2004
Time: 7.30pm Tue – Sat
Tickets: £9 / £6 Concessions
Box Office: 020 7793 9193
“The Lesson” is Ionesco’s disturbing, absurdist masterpiece brought to you
now by the Icarus Theatre Collective.
In this ‘antiplay’ of verbal dominance, an old professor in a small village
finds youth in a new pupil. Ionesco’s comic drama outlines a chilling
string of events that carry this piece to its climactic finish.
“THE LESSON DOES NOT DEVIATE FROM THE BIZARRE IMAGINATION OF ROMANIA’S MOST
TOUTED PLAYWRIGHT ”
“LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS IN A FURY OF DIDACTIC PASSION. ”
“When a meek professor begins spewing forth linguistic analysis in a fury of
didactic passion while his pupil whimpers in pain, we’re as bewildered as we
are frightened. How and when did the emotional stakes escalate? We don’t
know–and that’s precisely Ionesco’s point.”
“ORIGINAL AND RIVETING”
For further information and images please contact:
Max Lewendel on 07969 554 210 or 077 9242 8820.
He asked me to write a little blurb for their program book which explores the Icarus symbolism and the philosophy behind their theater company. I was delighted to be asked, and my muse apparently was too. Rattled off a quick piece for him and sent it off. Hope he likes it.
Hmm, might be getting to be time to wake up the boys. Coffee and muffins!