Victims of Duty

Original Production

Victims of Duty opens as Choubert, the archetypal bourgeois everyman, and his wife Madeleine are spending a quiet evening at home. Their tranquillity is interrupted when the Detective, who is trying to track down Mallot, the previous tenant of their flat, arrives and calls on Choubert to aide his search. What ensues is a roller-coaster ride of high comedy and horrific tragedy as Choubert examines his past, present, and future to figure out exactly where Mallot could be hiding.
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WRITTEN BY
Eugene Ionesco

DIRECTED BY
Shira Piven

PERFORMANCE RUN
September 29 – December 30, 1995

SEASON
Season 3

Victims of Duty opens as Choubert, the archetypal bourgeois everyman, and his wife Madeleine are spending a quiet evening at home. Their tranquillity is interrupted when the Detective, who is trying to track down Mallot, the previous tenant of their flat, arrives and calls on Choubert to aide his search. What ensues is a roller-coaster ride of high comedy and horrific tragedy as Choubert examines his past, present, and future to figure out exactly where Mallot could be hiding. Written in 1952, Ionesco’s Victims of Duty exploits the noir detective formulas of its time as it explores the enigmatic process of establishing a personal identity in the modern world.

CAST
Choubert | Member Guy Van Swearingen
Madeleine | Amy Landecker
The Detective | Member Michael Shannon
The Lady | Sheila Marie Robinson
Nicolas D’eu | Christopher Gerson

CREATIVE TEAM
Scenic/ Costume Design | Danila Korogodsky
Lighting Design | David Gipson
Stage Manager | Marilyn McLeod
Sound Operator | Joy
Set Construction | Anna Bahow, Richard Cotovsky, Christopher Gerson, Issian Jihad, Danila Korogodsky, John Mercado, Sasha