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Human Disintegration in Ionesco Absurd Drama

Human Disintegration in Ionesco Absurd DramaHuman Disintegration in Ionesco Absurd Drama

An absurd drama by French Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco is on stage at Shahrzad Theater until September 11.

The play “Exit the King” is about facing one’s own disintegration. It is directed by Mohammad Reza Sa’adati and the cast includes Mohammad Pourhassan, Fatima Sarlak, Armin Rastgou, Bahar Zolqadri and Tara Younes-Tabar, Honaronline reported.

According to, the play, first written in 1962, is the story of Berenger, an old king, who is informed that he is dying and his kingdom is crumbling on his watch.

He has lost the power to control his surroundings and is gradually losing his physical capabilities. Through much of the play, he is in denial of his death and refuses to give up power.

Eugène Ionesco, (1909-1994) is one of the foremost figures in French avant-garde theater. His work is beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco’s plays show the solitude and insignificance of human existence in a tangible way. He has written more than 30 plays.

Most of Ionesco’s plays have been translated from French into Persian by writer and translator Ahmad Kamyabi Mask.

The venue is located at No. 74, Neauphle le Chateau St., Hafez Ave.

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