The Bald Soprano/The Dumb Waiter at 7:07 PM on 3/21/2013
||3/21/2013 7:07:00 PM
||400 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
March 21-24, Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
March 27-31, Wed.-Sat. at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2:00pm
$20 for evening shows or $14 for Sun. shows via Midwestix
Wed., March 27 is Dice Night. Get tickets at the door for whatever price rolls on a pair of dice!
Des Moines Social Club, 400 Walnut St., Des Moines
The Bald Soprano/The Dumb Waiter, two one-act plays performed in tandem, directed by Zachary Mannheimer.
In The Bald Soprano, Eugene Lonesco throws together a cast of characters including the quintessential British middle-class family the Smiths, their guests the Martins, their maid Mary, and a fire chief determined to extinguish all fires — including their hearths. It’s an archetypical absurdist tale and Lonesco displays his profound take on the problems inherent in modern communication.
In Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, one of Off-Broadway’s most successful entries, this mysterious and moody study in suspense concerns two professional killers who wait apprehensively in a grubby, windowless basement room for word of their next macabre assignment.