In a lighthouse on the edge of civilisation an old man and an old woman await the arrival of the town's leading figures. The Blacksmith, the Colonel, the Mayor and many more are due. Perhaps even the Emperor himself will attend. Because tonight, after a life of underachievement and obscurity the old man has finally decided (with the help of the town orator) to reveal the true meaning and purpose of life.
Written by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Niall Henry
Blue Raincoat Ensemble Sandra O Malley, John Carty & Ciaran McCauley
Assistant Director Jean Marie Perinetti
Design Jamie Vartan
Lighting Design Michael Cummins
Sound Design Joe Hunt
Blue Raincoat toured The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco in 2012.
"Excellent performances ... an outstanding example of absurdist theatre" - The Irish Times
The Chairs 2012 International tour was made possible through the support of Culture Ireland.