Exit The King
Exit The King – Theater Review
A megalomaniacal ruler, King Berenger whose incompetence has left his country near ruin.
Do you love Eugene Ionesco? If you do you’re in the vast minority. He writes Theater of the absurd, and “Exit the King” is certainly absurd. On the other hand, it is imminently watchable for one minor reason, and one major reason. The minor reason is Susan Sarandon, which it doesn’t say that she’s minor, it’s just that she has a minor role, but this is Geoffrey Rush at his most extraordinary. Someone said to me he should play Lear, as in Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and I said he does. This could also be called “Three Trains Running” because all three, the two queens and the king, all have long trains. I don’t want to tell you too much about it because “Theater of the Absurd”, among other things, is hard to describe, but don’t miss — rush to see Jeffrey Rush, four stars.