From Our Editors
The York Theatre Company cherishes the art form of the musical by producing imaginative works and unearthing buried theatrical treasures to amaze modern audiences. January ripens with imaginative laughs and unhinged madness in Ionescopade: A Musical Vaudeville, a whirlwind tour through the mind of famous absurdist playwright Eug?ne Ionesco with music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden. Known for boggling farces such as The Bald Soprano and Rhinoceros, Ionesco?s plays are beloved for broiling high-brow philosophical musings inside a whoopee-cushion oven. For Ionescopade, a cast of ambidextrous actors extracts laugher from the amber of Ionesco?s scripts in a show boiling over with song, dance, satire, and egregious pantomime. The York Theatre Company?s intimate setting immerses audiences into Ionesco?s world, allowing them to hear every tick of comic timing and savor every sordid character without having to bug their costumes.