The Future Is in Eggs

by  Derek Prouse, Eugene Ionesco

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 5f

(or It Takes All Sorts to Make a World)

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 eg…

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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.

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Derek Prouse

Derek Prouse

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 ...

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