Chairs, The

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About the Show Less...

A new production of Ionesco's absurdist ode to furniture. Read More >

Multiple OBIE Award-winner David Gordon continues his career-long obsession with the folding metal chair in this production of Ionesco’s classic.

An old couple perform a faltering dance of half-remembered steps and stumbles as the bark and banter, and savour and sing the text – tossing the words away as soon as they’ve been heard. And as the words fly out the window, it appears that the chairs will follow.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 02/11/2004

Closing Night: 04/11/2004

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Cast & Creative


David Gordon, Valda Setterfield


Producer - Pick Up Performance Company

Designer - Jennifer Tipton

Author - Eugene Ionesco

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