Theatre Excentrique Presents EXIT THE KING
King Bérenger the First is dying. His kingdom is falling apart. He can't rule over his army any more, nor tell the rain to fall, nor the trees to grow. He is dying and there is nothing he can do about it. Queen Marguerite is keeping track of time. "You will die in 1 hour and 30 minutes!" But the king refuses to listen. He chooses instead to love Queen Marie. "1 hour and 13 minutes left!" The clock is ticking... Surrounded by his two wives, his cleaning lady, his doctor and a guard, Bérenger is learning to accept the inevitable.
This is Ionesco's absurd style at its best: a meditation both burlesque and powerful on life, death and other incurable diseases.
Producer: Théâtre Excentrique Assistant Director: Kris Shalvey Stage Manager: Pauline Evans Lighting Designer: Larry Kelly Costume Designer: Yvonne Hocothee Graphic Designer: Clarisse Ambroselli Production Photographer: Mansoor Noor
DATES 8 - 17 November || Wed to Sat 7.30 pm - Sunday 5 pm
DURATION 90 minutes, no interval
VENUE Chippen Street Theatre || Level 1, 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale
TICKETS $30 Full - $25 Concession (+ booking fees)
INFO / BOOKINGS www.theatrexcentrique.com or phone: 0432 714 809