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Killing Game, The - Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

Killing Game, The

Helen Gary Bishop, Eugene Ionesco

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Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

10m, 10f

Eugene Ionesco
Translated by Helen Gary Bishop

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Description

Full Length Play

Satire/Political Satire

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

One of Ionesco's last plays, set in a small bourgeois town beset suddenly by plague. As the dead bodies literally pile up before the audiences's eyes and a cloaked figure of death treads the city streets, The Killing Game takes a piercing, frighteningly funny look at the proclivity of a small, previously comfortable community to gossip, paranoia, hypocrisy, and opportunism in the face of crisis.
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CASTING

10m, 10f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)

Other Helen Gary Bishop titles:

Eugene Ionesco

Eugene Ionesco

(born Nov. 26, 1909, Slatina, Rom.died March 28, 1994, Paris, France) was a Romanian-born French playwright. He studied in Bucharest and Paris, where he lived from 1945. His first one-act antiplay, The Bald Soprano (1950), inspired a revolution in dramatic techniques and helped inaugurate the Theatre of the Absurd. He followed it with other one-act plays in which illogical events create an ... view full profile

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