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ALL: "It's not that way, it's over here. It's not that way, it's over here."

Deniece Bleha, David Nochimson, Gina Turner and Mark Woodford in a scene from ReAct's The Bald Soprano.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Mrs. Smith
Deniece Bleha
Mr. Smith
Mark Woodford
Mrs. Martin
Deniece Bleha
Mr. Smith
David Nochimson
The Maid
Susan Ehlerman
The Firechief
Seanjohn Walsh

Directed by
Robert Sindelar

The Crew

Stage Manager & Light Board Operator
Mitch McGowan
Costume Designer
Mary Duckering
Scenic Design, Properties, Box Office Manager & Publicist
David Hsieh
Lighting Designer
Rick Wong
Sound Designer
Robert Sindelar
Sound Operator & Venue Technician
Yukiko Matsuda
Master Carpenter
Michael H. Collinge
Set & Lighting Crew
Don P. Bradshaw
Richard D. Eidal
George Paul Glanzman
Melvin Inouye
T.J. Langley
Mitch McGowan
Robert Sindelar

Head House Manager
Jackie Englehart


The cast posing in a publicity photo for ReAct's The Bald Soprano.
Photo: David Hsieh.


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The Bald Soprano
(La Cantatrice chauve)

By Eugène Ionesco
Translated by Donald M. Allen

November 9 - 25, 1995
Theatre Off Jackson

"-- An absurd comedy about language."

MR. SMITH: "It's the Firechief."
Seanjohn Walsh, Mark Woodford
and Deniece Bleha in a scene
from ReAct's The Bald Soprano.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The cast photo of ReAct's
The Bald Soprano.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Program

The Setting

An English evening in a middle-class English home in the English suburbs of London.

The Bald Soprano

was first produced at the Theatre des Noctambules on May 11, 1950 by a company of young actors.
This staging is presented with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year under the banner title "Loves Lies & Language."

Production Notes

Artistic Director's Notes

On this hundredth anniversary year of Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, it has been a pleasure for us to develop and work on this condensed adaptation, and also to present it to you along with John Guare's unusually charming romantic short, and Eugene Ionesco's infamous and theatrically challenging anti-play. "Variety is the spice of life.".

On behalf of myself, Kathy, Robert and the casts and crew, I hope you enjoyed the three very different works presented in our "mini-festival" of world theatre.

--David Hsieh, ReAct's Managing Artistic Director

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ReAct's The Bald Soprano was produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Special Thanks To...

Walter Carr for loaned set pieces
The Elliott Bay Book Company for promotional support
George Paul Glanzman for production and administrative support
Kathy Hsieh for administrative support
Gigi Jhong for production support
T.J. Langley for production support
The Northwest Asian American Theatre for loaned set pieces
Office Depot for discounted copying support
Patti Sindelar for production support
Robert Sindelar for administrative support
Patti West for technical support
Rick Wong & Rk Productions for videography

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