There is no shortage of talent as Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre takes the stage for its 42nd captivating season of plays. This year kicks off with Exit The King, the story of the single-minded and cantankerous King Berenger and the denial of his impending death, written by Eugene Ionesco. The show runs from October 23-28, starting at 7 pm, with the October 28 show beginning at 2 pm.
“I’m excited to be back in the Boardmore rehearsing Exit the King,” says Gary Walsh, Director. “The play is filled with challenges and rewards. It has been exhilarating to collaborate with six gifted actors who make every rehearsal a creative and thrilling experience.”
Exit the King 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 that 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.
The Boardmore Playhouse will feature eight plays throughout the season, ending in May 2013. CBU Playhouse box office is open one week prior to performances and during the week of performances Monday to Friday, between 1-5 pm, and one hour before show time. Pricing is $12 for general admission; $8 for students and seniors; and $6 for CBU students.