Alone Again, Unnaturally
The isolation of the lighthouse-bound old couple in Ionesco's The Chairs is supposed to be shattering, but while there are some startling images in the State Theater Company's polished and professional production, the terror of being alone takes a back seat to an effort to play the script's comedy.
"...never see played out on the stage. They are alone, certainly, but they also are desperate to be recognized..."
July 27, 2001 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo