From The Register-Mail:
Knox College Theatre will perform Eugene Ionescoâ€™s â€œExit the King,â€ directed by Neil Blackadder, associate professor of theater. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. nightly May 11-14 in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.The kingâ€™s resistance to an otherwise unsurprising pronouncement â€” his own mortality â€” is the starting point for Ionescoâ€™s 1962 philosophical comedy about our relationships to living and dying. While King Berenger once ruled over millions of people, by the time of the play, his kingdom has shrunk to fewer than a thousand aging subjects. His court is far from impressive: a guard, a maid, and a doctor who also serves as astrologist and executioner. One of the kingâ€™s wives comforts him, while the other urges him to face the truth.