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Two Short Plays: The Coffee Bar and The Walls

Tuesday, October 25th 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10.00 – $12.00

Event Description

Two Short Plays: The Coffee Bar and The Walls by Ali Salem and Griselda Gambaro
These two one-act plays examine the eerily similar power dynamics between characters who are playing their prescribed roles within “the system.” The Coffee Bar is set in Cairo, Egypt where an Author and a Producer meet to discuss a potential production of the Author’s play. The third character in this absurdist comedy is the Coffee Bar Attendant who menacingly serves more than just coffee. The Walls is set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where a Young Man is “invited” by a government Functionary to remain a guest in a well-appointed room whose walls mysteriously move ever closer. The third character in this darkly surreal play is the Usher who alternates between obsequiousness and hostility.

Tickets for the performances are $12.00 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and Illinois State faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased at the College of Fine Arts Box Office, located in the Center for the Performing Arts, from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling (309) 438-2535. Tickets are also available through ticketmaster.com. Free parking is available in the School Street Parking deck for all performances.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Westhoff Theatre
401 S. School Street
Normal, IL


School of Theatre and Dance
(309) 438-8783