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Two one-act plays to round out your education.

The evening begins with the Christopher Durang classic Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You. Before there was Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, before Betty's Summer Vacation and Beyond Therapy, there was Sister Mary, the nun who teaches grade school and explained how life works. Four of them return to present the Christmas pageant for Sister Mary, but one of them has something else in mind. Don't worry, Sister Mary surely has something up her sleeve.

We complete the evening with The Lesson by Eugène Ionesco. One of the greatest writers of the French avant-garde, and author of Rhinoceros and The Bald Soprano, we are pleased to present one of his early works. An absurd but terrifying private lesson in "New Spanish" and obedience unfolds as a student comes to the home of the Professor. Slowly, the position of power and author devour the humanity and a grotesque lesson is learned.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 40min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:
    American Theatre of Actors, Off-Off-Broadway