Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

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

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

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

THESE TERRIBLE THINGS used a famous image of a child rescued from a concentration camp asked to draw "home".

24 Picks for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

What to see at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

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

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

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

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

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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THE YEAR OF THE RAW ONION (IRC): A cabaret cocktail of satire and absurdity

A series of stand-up monologues culled from the satirical articles of The Onion delivered riotous socio-political commentary in a fast-paced 75 minutes.

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Chickabiddy to Perform in the MANTIS SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE at The Troc

Multi-talented theater artists Aaron Cromie and Emily Schuman formed Chickabiddy in 2015.

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Corruption Then, Corruption Now: Interview with IRC director Tina Brock about Gogol’s THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR

IRC director Tina Brock shares her insights and experiences in producing and directing Gogol’s THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR.

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THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (IRC): Corruption!

A production that forefronts Gogol’s surprising, desperate, hypnotizing dialogue. Illustration by Mike Jackson.

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Inspecting the Circus Sideshow of Government: IRC director Tina Brock talks Gogol

In this two-part interview with Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium (IRC) director Tina Brock shares facts and her insights on Gogol’s The Government Inspector,

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Sketches of Ives: IRC’s ALL IN THE TIMING

Here’s what Chuck Schultz saw at the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s production of ALL IN THE TIMING by David Ives.

IRC’s ALL IN THE TIMING features Andrew Carroll, Jennifer MacMillan, and David Stanger as chimps in “Words, Words, Words” (Photo credit: Johanna Austin @ AustinArt.org)

ALL IN THE TIMING (IRC): Six fast and funny existentialist shorts

A collection of six short one-act comedies address the existentialist dilemma and pose the ubiquitous question, “What if?”

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When an actor cannot move, the director has to jump in: Tina Brock is the new KING in the sold-out final performances of Ionesco’s classic

Director Tina Brock shares her thoughts as she steps into the lead role for IRC’s final performances of EXIT THE KING

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“Performing Ionesco is a sport”: Interview with EXIT THE KING director Tina Brock

Henrik Eger talks to director Tina Brock about this intriguing Fringe production.

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Long Live Ionesco Actors: Behind the scenes with the cast of IRC’s EXIT THE KING

Philadelphia’s favorite absurdist theater troupe, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, is Fringing all Festival long with Eugene Ionesco’s EXIT THE KING. Henrik Eger talks to the six cast members about the characters…

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EXIT THE KING (IRC): 2015 Fringe Review 1

Ionesco’s absurdist tragicomedy on death and the human condition comes to life in Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s hilarious and affecting production.

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Tonight! Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium kicks off the Fringe with EXIT THE KING!

Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium returns with its latest dive into the absurd—Eugene Ionescos EXIT THE KING