‘Absurd Person Singular’ by Alan Ayckbourn
Sept. 7 – Oct. 7, 2012
Alan Ayckbourn is back. One of England’s most prolific playwrights—and one of South Coast Repertory’s most popular— Ayckbourn outdoes himself this time by setting a party in the living room but keeping the drama in the kitchen.
Three kitchens, in fact, on three successive Christmas Eves when relationships change, fortunes soar and then dive and the social kaleidoscope gets all shook up. Add an off-stage couple whose jokes are really bad, some of the most ingenious failed suicide attempts ever devised and lots of gin, and you’ve got a ferociously funny farce with very sharp teeth. Take a bite!
Sunday – Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday – Saturday at 8pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm
About the sponsor:
Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in Costa Mesa, California, in 1964, is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. SCR is committed to theatre that illuminates the compelling personal and social issues of our time, not only on its stages but through its wide array of education and outreach programs. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theatre, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program, which includes the nation’s largest commissioning program for emerging and established writers and composers. SCR-developed works have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes and eight Pulitzer nominations, several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards.