Exit the King

ionescoExit the King
by Eugene Ionesco
translated by Donald Watson
directed by Stuart Bousel
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF
March 16 - April 7, 2017

King Berenger clings to life like he clung to his scepter but one-by-one his faculties, staff, and two wives are taken from him until he has no choice but to die, as we all must, alone. But will he die at peace? Directed by Stuart Bousel, Ionesco’s celebrated Exit the King returns to EXIT Theatre in a vibrant new production that shows us how to look Death in the eye, laugh in Death’s face, and go quietly into the long night whether we’ve lived gracefully or not.