Ionesco here playfully circles the young lovers, Jacques and Roberta, with the zany families of each. The lovers are smooching quite nicely but the families insist on interfering. They demand that the couple keep the race alive by constant production of eggs, designed to become intellectuals, Marxists, drunkards, Catholics, Protestants, Israelites, anarchists, and omelettes. It is said that they must keep up production because their grandfather is dead.
Published in in RHINOCEROS AND OTHER PLAYS.