TONIGHT: Towering Babble


In case you passed out early in the 24-hour party cycle of this past New Year’s, you’ve got one more chance to kill it—tonight!—at the all-night, all-day performance of Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano. Originally scripted for an hour, Ionesco eventually chose to give his play meaning by looping it endlessly with pickled twists and interpretations, until it spirals into meaninglessness. Ionesco’s play holds an absurdist mirror up to the futility of human connection in the towering Babel of modern times, where non-sequiturs swarm and go viral and meaningful communication gets drowned out by the din of idle banter. Leave it to Brat Productions, the people running this circus, to keep this chatter-train chugging for 24-hours straight. Coffee will be served all day and all night. Come and go as you please. First show starts at 8pm tonight inside the Annenberg Center for the Performing Artists and ends tomorrow at 8pm. — AARON STELLA

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