Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

Articles and reviews of Philadelphia’s Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium (IRC)

COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA (IRC): 2019 Fringe review

IRC widens the scope of what absurdism means in our absurd world

BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION (IRC): A terribly funny nightmare of a beach trip

For their June show, the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium decided to take on a grotesque play by Christopher Durang which Tina Brock directed. Brock herself has the prime comedic role of…

Theater in Sketch: DREAM GIRL (IRC)

Chuck Schultz reviews Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s DREAM GIRL in sketch and words.

Getting to Know Tina Brock of Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

John Rosenberg brings his series of long-form interviews to Phindie with IRC director Tina Brock.

ECCENTRICITIES and random notes on Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams slept with my boyfriend’s father. I love saying that at a party.

ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): 2018 Fringe review

ECCENTRICITIES is lush, loquacious and very typical Tennessee Williams: lonely, sex-starved women, men struggling against overbearing mothers, desperation everywhere.

Remembering TIME REMEMBERED: Interviews with the IRC cast

Henrik Eger talked to the IRC cast about their production of Jean Anouith’s play.

Theater in Sketch: TIME REMEMBERED (IRC)

Sketches of TIME REMEMBERED by Jean Anouilh, presented by the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium February 6-March 4, 2018 at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5

TIME REMEMBERED (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): review

TIME REMEMBERED (IRC): What is love and how do we kill it?

The IRC prove once again that they are able to pluck strange fruits out of theatrical history and serve them up ably.

Theater in Sketch: Previewing TIME REMEMBERED (IRC)

I’ve been sitting in on some of the absurdist theater company’s rehearsals, sketching and liking what I see.

EUGÈNE IONESCO’S THE BALD SOPRANO (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): 2017 Fringe review

The Bald Soprano always wears her hair in the same style. And The Bald Soprano, written in 1950 by Eugene Ionesco as a “tragedy of language,” is probably the most…

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Eugene Ionesco’s THE BALD SOPRANO (IRC): 2017 Fringe Review

Tina Brock and company make Ionesco’s absurd SOPRANO sing.

24 Picks for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

What to see at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Theater in Sketch: THE ENCHANTED (IRC) and A DOLL’S HOUSE (Swarthmore)

Comparinge the absurdist comedy of Giraudoux with the serious drama of Ibsen.

THE ENCHANTED (IRC): a great revival speaks to our times

Philly’s favorite absurdist company Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium revives Jean Giraudoux’s THE ENCHANTED.

THE CHAIRS (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): 2016 Fringe review 8

IRC presents a must-see revival of Eugene Ionesco’s 1952 classic THE CHAIRS, a defining work of the theater of the absurd.

“Casting call” for the chairs in Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS: Interview with IRC artistic director Tina Brock

The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium brings Eugene Ionesco’s hilarious, controversial, absurdist classic THE CHAIRS to the 2016 Fringe Festival. We talk to director Tina Brock about the show.

Ionesco Anticipation: IRC’s Tina Brock on another buzz-worthy Fringe show, and her favorite chair

Tina Brock talks about Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s Fringe show Eugene Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS.

Deb Miller’s Top Picks for the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Can’t decide what to see in the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival? Check out Deb Miller’s recommendations in her annual top picks preview.