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Del Mar Drama’s Production of The Bald Soprano Opens Friday, April 13

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

After hearing the main characters spend an evening of storytelling and poetry recitation during Del Mar Drama’s production of The Bald Soprano, audience members will be left with the single question: “Why?” Deliriously confounding and hilarious, Eugene Ionesco’s play has been a puzzlement for audiences and theatre artists alike as characters sit, talk and repeat the obvious until it sounds like nonsense, thus revealing the inadequacies of verbal communication.

Del Mar Drama’s presentation of The Bald Soprano runs April 13-14 and 19-21 in Del Mar College’s Bartlett Theatre in the East Campus Fine Arts Center on Ayers Street. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $6 general admission and $3 for students, DMC faculty and staff with valid IDs, seniors and military. Thursday, April 19, is Student Appreciation Night with free admission for all area high school, college and university students with a valid ID (one ticket per ID). Tickets are available at the Bartlett Theatre Box Office each night at 6:30 p.m. before each performance. Since seating is limited, tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis until theatre capacity is reached. Advance tickets can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/2I8QSDU or on the “Drama at Del Mar” Facebook page.

The Bald Soprano is rated PG-13 due to slightly suggestive content. No children under age six are permitted with older youth allowed at the discretion of parents or guardians only.

For more information, contact Del Mar Drama at 698-2255 or drama@delmar.edu.

The Bald Soprano takes place in a typical English living room with a typical English couple whose typical evening by the fireside is interrupted by their late dinner guests and an idle fire captain who is the estranged lover of their maid. Mayhem ensues as they bicker over trivial facts, the state of their marriages and the fire business with the characters amusing each other with preposterous stories.

The main production will be preceded by Ionesco’s The Leader, a short sketch about the strange draw of mass cults.

Ionesco has become an internationally renowned master of modern drama and famous for the comic proportions and bizarre effects that allow the playwright’s work to be simultaneously hilarious, tragic and profound. Don’t miss your chance to see Del Mar Drama bring Ionesco’s confusing production to life in Corpus Christi with a notorious ending that will leave heads spinning.


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