Exit the King
By Eugène Ionesco

19:00, Tue 24th – Sat 28th October 2023 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 3

"You are going to die in an hour and a half. You are going to die at the end of the play."

A King only has until the end of the play to live. How will he spend this final evening of existence?

From the walls of the palace to the workings of the solar system, the universe is falling apart. His kingdom has crumbled; his room is cold. His first wife remains unflinching; his second wife is obstinately optimistic. King Berenger’s 400 years of life are coming to an end, whether he accepts it or not. Who could have seen this coming?

Ionesco's darkly comedic play takes an absurdist look at a once-powerful King grappling with the futility of life and the inevitability of death.

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King Berenger
Queen Marguerite
Queen Marie

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