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ARTS San Antonio Presents: You & Me by Mummenschanz - The Musicians of Silence

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Friday, March 2

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The Theatre of the Absurd ( French : théâtre de l'absurde [teɑtʁ(ə) də lapsyʁd] ) is a post–World War II designation for particular plays of absurdist fiction written by a number of primarily European playwrights in the late 1950s, as well as one for the style of theatre which has evolved from their work. Their work focused largely on the idea of existentialism and expressed what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down. Logical construction and argument gives way to irrational and illogical speech and to its ultimate conclusion, silence. [1]

While absurdists believed that life is absurd, they also believed that death and the "after life" were equally absurd if not more, and that whether people live or not all of their actions are pointless and everything will lead to the same end (hence the repetitiveness in many of these absurdist plays).

Playwrights commonly associated with the Theatre of the Absurd include Samuel Beckett , Eugène Ionesco , Jean Genet , Harold Pinter , Luigi Pirandello , Tom Stoppard , Friedrich Dürrenmatt , Miguel Mihura , Alejandro Jodorowsky , Fernando Arrabal , Václav Havel , Edward Albee , Malay Roy Choudhury , Tadeusz Różewicz , Sławomir Mrożek , N.F. Simpson and Badal Sarkar .

Inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine, POLKADOTS serves as a colorful history lesson for the world, reminding us that our differences make us awesome, not outcasts. Join us for this regional premiere. Tickets on sale now!

TCT Academy is proud to announce brand new artistic pathways for students, including: Arts Exposure, Arts Training or Pre-Professional! Enroll your child in our new 15-week Winter Semester which runs January 27-May 20, 2018.

Ever dreamed of being a STAR? Come train with the best in the area at TCT’s Summer Theatre Intensive. Auditions January 14 and 21, 2018.

ARTS San Antonio Presents: You & Me by Mummenschanz - The Musicians of Silence

Saturday, February 24

ARTS San Antonio Presents: A Tribute to Benny Goodman by the Julian Bliss Septet

Friday, March 2

Pink Martini: Benefit Concert in Support of the San Antonio River Foundation & Las Casas Foundation

Wednesday, March 7

The Theatre of the Absurd ( French : théâtre de l'absurde [teɑtʁ(ə) də lapsyʁd] ) is a post–World War II designation for particular plays of absurdist fiction written by a number of primarily European playwrights in the late 1950s, as well as one for the style of theatre which has evolved from their work. Their work focused largely on the idea of existentialism and expressed what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down. Logical construction and argument gives way to irrational and illogical speech and to its ultimate conclusion, silence. [1]

While absurdists believed that life is absurd, they also believed that death and the "after life" were equally absurd if not more, and that whether people live or not all of their actions are pointless and everything will lead to the same end (hence the repetitiveness in many of these absurdist plays).

Playwrights commonly associated with the Theatre of the Absurd include Samuel Beckett , Eugène Ionesco , Jean Genet , Harold Pinter , Luigi Pirandello , Tom Stoppard , Friedrich Dürrenmatt , Miguel Mihura , Alejandro Jodorowsky , Fernando Arrabal , Václav Havel , Edward Albee , Malay Roy Choudhury , Tadeusz Różewicz , Sławomir Mrożek , N.F. Simpson and Badal Sarkar .

Inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine, POLKADOTS serves as a colorful history lesson for the world, reminding us that our differences make us awesome, not outcasts. Join us for this regional premiere. Tickets on sale now!

TCT Academy is proud to announce brand new artistic pathways for students, including: Arts Exposure, Arts Training or Pre-Professional! Enroll your child in our new 15-week Winter Semester which runs January 27-May 20, 2018.

Ever dreamed of being a STAR? Come train with the best in the area at TCT’s Summer Theatre Intensive. Auditions January 14 and 21, 2018.

…John McGrath’s group, called 7:84. The postwar mood of disillusionment and skepticism was expressed by a number of foreign playwrights living in Paris. Although they did not consider themselves as belonging to a formal movement, they shared a belief that human life was essentially without meaning…

The ideas that inform the plays also dictate their structure. Absurdist playwrights, therefore, did away with most of the logical structures of traditional theatre . There is little dramatic action as conventionally understood; however frantically the characters perform, their busyness serves to underscore the fact that nothing happens to change their existence. In Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (1952), plot is eliminated, and a timeless, circular quality emerges as two lost creatures, usually played as tramps, spend their days waiting—but without any certainty of whom they are waiting for or of whether he, or it, will ever come.

Originally shocking in its flouting of theatrical convention while popular for its apt expression of the preoccupations of the mid-20th century, the Theatre of the Absurd declined somewhat by the mid-1960s; some of its innovations had been absorbed into the mainstream of theatre even while serving to inspire further experiments. Some of the chief authors of the Absurd have sought new directions in their art, while others continue to work in the same vein.

ARTS San Antonio Presents: You & Me by Mummenschanz - The Musicians of Silence

Saturday, February 24

ARTS San Antonio Presents: A Tribute to Benny Goodman by the Julian Bliss Septet

Friday, March 2

Pink Martini: Benefit Concert in Support of the San Antonio River Foundation & Las Casas Foundation

Wednesday, March 7

The Theatre of the Absurd ( French : théâtre de l'absurde [teɑtʁ(ə) də lapsyʁd] ) is a post–World War II designation for particular plays of absurdist fiction written by a number of primarily European playwrights in the late 1950s, as well as one for the style of theatre which has evolved from their work. Their work focused largely on the idea of existentialism and expressed what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down. Logical construction and argument gives way to irrational and illogical speech and to its ultimate conclusion, silence. [1]

While absurdists believed that life is absurd, they also believed that death and the "after life" were equally absurd if not more, and that whether people live or not all of their actions are pointless and everything will lead to the same end (hence the repetitiveness in many of these absurdist plays).

Playwrights commonly associated with the Theatre of the Absurd include Samuel Beckett , Eugène Ionesco , Jean Genet , Harold Pinter , Luigi Pirandello , Tom Stoppard , Friedrich Dürrenmatt , Miguel Mihura , Alejandro Jodorowsky , Fernando Arrabal , Václav Havel , Edward Albee , Malay Roy Choudhury , Tadeusz Różewicz , Sławomir Mrożek , N.F. Simpson and Badal Sarkar .

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