In this drop-dead comedy, a deadly plague strikes an unknown town. Fear and greed explode, triggering "justifiable" murders. In seventeen short scenes, no one, neither rich nor poor, young nor old, innocent nor guilty, escapes death. Politicians attempt to control the mayhem, making empty promises of victory. Only an old man and woman, who wisely accept the absurdity of their situation, manage to find happiness within their meaningless existence. In a world plagued by war and epidemics, Eugene Ionesco revolutionized theatre, transforming existentialist drama into highly entertaining slapstick farce. Inspired by Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year and Camus' La Peste, The Killing Game makes us laugh at the inevitable, transforming the fear of dying into the joy of living.