00:00, Tue 1st – Sat 5th December 2009 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 8
An absurdist classic. A professor awaits a fresh pupil's arrival, brushing off the maid's warnings of the dark things that may come of yet another lesson. The pupil arrives, eager to learn, seemingly promising and bright, but as the pupil's limitations become evident, the professor's frustration grows, and the day's lesson takes its foreshadowed, perilous turn. This potent "comic drama" has the power to frighten and delight as only absurdist plays can. A cocktail of violence - psychological and physical - and comedy that ranges from screwball to inky black, the play is as fresh and relevant today as at its premier nearly 60 years ago.