The Killing Game

by  Eugene Ionesco, Helen Gary Bishop

Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  10m, 10f

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    Cast Size

    10m, 10f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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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  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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

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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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