|‘Exit The King’ opens at Main Stage West tonight
The play “Exit The King,” begins its two-week run at Main Stage West in Sebastopol tonight, June 14.
The play, written by Eugene Ionesco, stars internationally acclaimed actor Fred Curchack in the role of King Berenger. The play also stars Laura Jorgensen, Ilana Niernberger, John Craven, Missy Weaver and Keith Baker. The production, directed by Elizabeth Craven, ends its run on June 29.
The story takes place on King Berenger’s dying day, also, not coincidentally, the last day of the universe.
The older queen, Marguerite, and the doctor tell the king everything is falling apart – from the walls of the palace to the workings of the solar system – and that he is dying.
The younger queen, Marie, exhorts him to live in the moment and not give in to death. King Berenger does not want to die, but his commands to restore order go unheeded. “Exit the King” was revived on Broadway in 2009 starring Geoffery Rush.
Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range between $15 and $25. Main Stage West is located at 104 N. Main St. in Sebastopol. Reservations can be made by telephone at (707) 823-0177. Tickets also can be purchased online at www.mainstagewest.com or www.brownpapertickets.com.