Honors Thesis, Winter 2019: The Cantatrice Calva

The Cantatrice Calva

AUDITIONS: January 9-10. Click here for details!

A multilingual adaptation of The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionosco
February 9 at 8 PM
February 10 at 2 PM
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Honors Thesis Workshop Production 
Conceived and adapted by Cameron Buxton '19
FREE Admission 

A multilingual adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano done in French, Spanish, and English exploring the interactions and limitations of language. A traditional English couple, the SMITHS, have invited their friends, the MARTINS, over for dinner. The two couples are later joined by the FIRE CHIEF and MARY the maid. As the evening wears on, tensions rise over continued inability to understand what anyone else is saying. Language itself eventually dissolves into senseless non-sequiturs as the characters seek understanding in the blurred barriers separating each language. 

CAMERON BUXTON '19 dramaturg 
CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS '19 sound designer
DAVIN POLK '19 stage manager