Photo Flash: First Look at DISFUNCTIONING: TWO BY IONESCO at Rare Terra Theatre
Disfunctioning: Two by Ionesco is an evening of surprisingly funny plays that explores life's indignities amid a world that can only be seen as chaotic and filled with sadness. In The Lesson, oppressive domination and violence mixes with goofy hilarity and Jack or The Submission, displays a parody of family drama. Jack is surrounded by dysfunction, ridiculed and belittled by his family. He rebels against his self-serving parents and the thick-witted world. Despite all of this extraordinary human pain, the ridiculous in life triumphs in Ionesco's imagination. Rare Terra's approach to these plays exploits the tiny distance between suffering and human connection. As Ionesco wrote, "dreams and anguish bring us together."Regular performance dates and times are Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. Ticket prices range from $18 - $28 and may be purchased at www.rareterratheatre.com or call 773.305.5643.
Photo Credit: Jason M. Hammond
Nicholas Harazin and Catherine Price-Griffin
Graham Brown and Vasht Emigh