Vallonia native performing in play

The Franklin College Theatre Department will perform Eugene Ionesco’s “The Bald Soprano,” preceded by Christopher Durang’s short play, “Mrs. Sorken,” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Théâtre Margot in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts at Branigin Boulevard and Grizzly Drive.

The cast includes Chase Loyd, son of Roy and Beverly Stein of Vallonia.

Written by one of the leaders of Theatre of the Absurd movement, “The Bald Soprano” centers around an encounter between Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Martin. The couples engage in meaningless banter and non-sequiturs all to illustrate Ionesco’s theme about the futility of conversation in the modern world.

“Mrs. Sorken” is a one-act play about a suburban matron who is scheduled to give a lecture on the meaning of theater, but she has lost her notes.

Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students and anyone 55 and older.

Tickets may be reserved by email at tickets@franklincollege.edu or by phone at 317-738-8029 or 800-852-0232, ext. 8029.