Calendar Notice for “Exit the King” September 17 – October 9, 2010
NEW MILFORD, CONN. (August 5, 2010) – This September, TheatreWorks New Milford will present the absurdist comedy-drama, EXIT THE KING, by Eugene Ionesco.
Nominated for four Tony Awards for its 2009 revival, EXIT THE KING is a brilliant and insightful tale of ego and mortality. King Berenger's kingdom is crumbling around him. Once, he ruled over an immense empire and commanded great armies, but now his kingdom has shrunk to the confines of his garden wall – even the royal washing machine has to be pawned. To make matters worse, His Majesty quickly learns that he will "die at the end of the play." Refusing to accept his end, he is attended by his present and former Queens who must help him face the final inevitable truth of life.
EXIT THE KING is under the direction of Jane Farnol of Gaylordsville.
The production features some of the region’s finest actors: Mark Feltch (Newtown), Jude Callirgos (Redding), Paula Anderson (New Fairfield), Susan Abrams (Warren), Kyle Minor (Danbury), John Fabiani (Watertown), John Bolster (New Milford), and Ken Greiter (New Milford).
EXIT THE KING runs September 17, 18, 24, 25, October 1, 2, 8, and 9. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on October 3. Tickets for all shows are $20 for reserved seating.
On Thursday, September 16, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks’ Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket.
Reservations can be made online at WWW.THEATREWORKS.US or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.
TheatreWorks is an award-winning, local theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, CT.