Upper School Presents
Ends and Odds: An Evening of the Absurd
Short Plays from the Theater of the Absurd
March 3 & 4 at 7:30 p.m., March 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Ahmanson Foundation Black Box Theater
Tickets $10 general admission/$5 for students
Join us for an evening of short plays from the most influential strain of post-WWII Theater: the Theater of the Absurd. By turns mysterious, haunting, and hilarious, these little gems are perfect examples of the genre, which according to producer, dramatist, and scholar, Martin Esslin, “…aims to shock its audience out of complacency, to bring it face to face with the harsh facts of the human situation…accept the human condition as it is, in all its mystery and absurdity and to bear it with dignity, nobility, responsibility… there are no easy solutions to the mysteries of existence, because ultimately man is alone in a meaningless world.”
Playwrights whose work may be presented in this program include Samuel Beckett, Vaclav Havel, Eugene Ionesco, Luigi Pirandello, Tom Stoppard, and Edward Albee, among others.