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  Ionesco Suite at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Ionesco Suite

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 East Grand Avenue Chicago

Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, this absurdist masterpiece celebrates the work of maverick avant-garde playwright Eugene Ionesco with a whirlwind montage encapsulating seven of his plays, brimming with wicked humor and hard-hitting themes.

Thru - Oct 19, 2014

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 312-595-5600

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  Ionesco Suite Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...The piece is really funny, especially once a fireman makes his climactic appearance, and it contains some of the creepiest audience interaction (I mean it's always a bit creepy, but these guys really go there) I've seen in quite some time. It is a pleasure to see actors who understand Ionesco so fully and who are so capable of remaining so fully in the moment, albeit a strange and self-aware moment throughout."
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Chris Jones

Chicago On the Aisle - Highly Recommended

"...This is also a very physical production, freely – essentially – peppered with slapstick as timeless as smashed birthday cake. In just 80 minutes,the French visitors turn CST’s little upstairs performing space into a gooey mess. But that’s the human comedy as Ionesco beheld it. The cake you see on your plate is really on your face."
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Lawrence B. Johnson

Chicago Stage Standard - Highly Recommended

"...Whether or not one is a Theater of the Absurd or Eugene Ionesco fanatic, Ionesco Suite is sure to at least have the majority of audience members laughing. With copious amounts of sexual innuendo and outrageous behaviors, it is hard not find the action onstage utterly ridiculous and hilarious. The ensemble frequently interacts with the audience members, however, so for those who do not enjoy such interactions, it is not recommended to sit in the front row."

Rebecca Curl

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