The Chairs is a rarely performed (last seen in Dallas in 1962!) absurdist play of the first order by a master innovator of the genre. In a house on an island a very old couple pass their time with private games and half-remembered stories. With brilliant eccentricity, Ionesco's 'tragic farce' combines a comic portrait of human folly with a magical experiment in theatrical possibilities. Shakespeare Dallas Executive & Artistic Director Raphael Parry and KDT Company Member Rhonda Boutte will make their first-ever appearance on stage together.