Hal Brooks to Direct The Bald Soprano for the Pearl Theatre Comany

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The Pearl Theatre Company has enlisted No Child… director Hal Brooks to stage Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist comedy The Bald Soprano, which will begin performances Sept. 13 Off-Broadway.

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The Bald Soprano will launch the Pearl's 2011-2012 season at New York City Center Stage II. The play will officially open Sept. 25 for a run through Oct. 23.

"Hal’s great skills with comedy and his dedication to ensemble playing make him ideal for this brilliant play," Pearl artistic director J.R. Sullivan said in a statement.

Brooks recently directed Mona Mansour's Urge for Going as part of the Public LAB and served as a creative consultant for Colin Quinn: Long Story Short on Broadway. He also directed Will Eno's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Thom Pain.

Tickets for The Bald Soprano will go on sale Aug. 15. The play, according to the Pearl, "is renowned for its comic caricatures and gleefully disturbing view of the world."

For tickets, phone (212) 581-1212 or visit PearlTheatre. New York City Center Stage II is located at West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

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