A “Lesson” Learned the Hard Way at Yellow Barn

By Daniel Skora

Adrian Diffey as The Professor

For sixty continuous years, Eugene Ionesco’s “The Lesson” (La Leçon) has been playing to sold out audiences at the Theatre de la Huchette in Paris’ Left Bank. But there’s no reason to learn French or spend money on an expensive trip to France to be able to enjoy one of the finest examples of absurdist theatre. Mind the Gap is bringing back their award winning production (Best of the 2016/17 Season from it’s All Theatre, access here) originally performed a year-and-a-half ago at the Monster Box Theatre. The play is entertaining, amusing in a creepy kind of way, creepy in an amusing kind of way, and an assault on language and logic. See previous review here.

“The Lesson” is appearing at The Yellow Barn (a Theatre Nova event) in Ann Arbor for eight performances: Sept. 28, 29, & 30 and Oct. 5, 6, and 7 at 8:00p.m., with Sunday matinees on Oct.1 & 8 at 2:00p.m.  Adrian Diffey and Fran Potasnik reprise their roles of The Professor and The Pupil while Amy Choudhury takes on the role of The Maid. Tickets are available by calling 1.734.635.8450 or going online at www.artful.ly/theatre-nova/store/events.

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