‘Time Remembered’ Next For IRC

French dramatist and playwright Jean Anouilh’s wonderfully dotty and beautiful Time Remembered (Leocadia) opens the IRC’s 12th season in Philadelphia, continuing the mission of presenting and illuminating seldom-produced works by absurdist authors and their forebears.
An exquisitely-textured French confection containing a tasty bite of the absurd, Anouilh spins a romantic tale of a lovesick prince, his ill-fated romance and the lengths to which the Duchess (his Aunt, a “formidable old boot”) will go to keep the memo ries of his love alive. The Duchess hopesthat the sight of a naïve milliner- who bears an astonishing resemblance to the Prince’s late paramour – will persuade the Prince to transfer his affections from the dead to the living.
Time Remembered will preview Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 6 and 7 at 7:30 pm, will open Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 at The Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5. The show will continue Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm through March 4. Tickets are $15 – $25. For more information visit  www.idiopathicridiculopathyconsortium.org.
Considered one of Anouilh’s pink plays – (pièces roses) — comedies where fantasy dominated amidst a fairy tale atmosphere, Time Remembered first delighted London and Broadway audiences in 1957 starring Richard Burton, Susan Strasberg and Helen Hayes.
The IRC’s fresh interpretation is helmed by Jack Tamburri, and features IRC regulars Paul McElwee, Bob Schmidt and Tina Brock along with Ashton Carter, Corinna Burns, Thomas Robert Irvin and Katherine Perry. Lighting design is by Maria Shaplin, set and costume design by IRC associate artistic director Erica Hoelscher. Liz Atkinson will design sound and compose original music for the production.

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