THE BALD SOPRANO and THE CHAIRS by Eugene Ionesco.
Shirle Gottlieb – The Gazette Newspapers
Written in 1948 shortly after World War II, “The Bald Soprano” was Eugene Ionesco’s first play. As the transplanted Romanian struggled to write in French (the language of his adopted country), he realized how banal everyday communication had become. He had to wonder–after all the tragedy Europe had gone through, how could conversation have become so superficial?