Exit the King

2hr. 30min. (1 intermission)


Nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Performance for Geoffrey Rush. Academy Award-winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon star in Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King, translated by Rush and director Neil Armfield. The cast also includes Lauren Ambrose, Andrea Martin, William Sadler, and Brian Hutchison. The play is about a megalomaniacal ruler, King Berenger (Rush) whose incompetence has left his country in near ruin. Despite the efforts of Queen Marguerite (Sarandon) and the other members of the court to convince the King he has only 90 minutes left to live, he refuses to relinquish any control. Ben Brantley, in The New York Times raves that "in Neil Armfield's brutally funny revival, Mr. Rush is not only more entertaining than the usual never-say-die bogeyman but also more frightening. That's not because you're worried that the 400-year-old Berenger might come after you in your dreams, Freddy Krueger style; it's because you know that the seedy, power-addled egomaniac onstage -- who's working overtime to dodge his own mortality -- is, quite simply, you." Student rush tickets will be sold for $26.50 each on the day of the performance when the box office opens. There is a limit of two tickets per person with valid ID and they are based on availability.

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