Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga Will Attempt to Set World Record With 30-Hour Performance of The Bald Soprano
17 Oct 2013
The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will attempt to set a Guinness Book record for the longest play by performing The Bald Soprano for 30 straight hours, starting Oct. 25 at 7:30 PM, according to the TimesFreePress.com.
Directed by John Thomas Cecil, the six-person cast includes Casey Keelen, Zach DeSutter, Christy Gallo, Megan Hollenbeck, Sanford Knox Jr. and Jeremy Wilkins.
Prior to the record-breaking attempt, The Bald Soprano will also bepresented Oct. 18-20.
Eugene Ionesco's absurdist comedy, which was written when he was learning the English language, was first performed in 1950.
If the cast completes the 30-hour performance, they would break the previous record of 23 hours, 33 minutes, 54 seconds set by the 27 O'Clock Players in Belmar, NJ, in 2010.