Ionescopade Key Art

January 23 – February 26, 2012

Lyrics and Music Mildred Kayden
Taken from the works of Eugene Ionesco
Conceived by Robert Allan Ackerman
Directed and Choreographed by Bill Castellino
Music Direction Christopher McGovern
Scenic Design James Morgan
Costume Design Nicole Wee
Lighting Design Mary Jo Dondlinger

Featuring Nancy Anderson (Kiss Me, Kate), Paul Binotto (Enter Laughing, The Musical), Samuel Cohen (Oh, Calcutta!), David Edwards (The Fantasticks), Leo Ash Evens (West Side Story, London), Susan J. Jacks (Forbidden Broadway) and Tina Stafford (I Married Wyatt Earp).

Marking our year-long "Celebration of Off-Broadway," The York presented a new look at Ionescopade, based on the works of the prolific and influential absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco, famous for his plays The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros, The Chairs, and Exit the King. Plays, playlets, and poetry by this Master of the Absurd transport us into a zany musical vaudeville, where humor is the antidote to the world's realities. Ionescopade premiered Off-Broadway in 1974, directed by Mr. Ackerman, and ran for almost a year at various theatres in New York City.

Ionescopade Quotes