Philly’s finest absurdists take on America’s ‘finest news source’

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    Members of the  the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

    Members of the the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

    The theater of the absurd is alive and well in Philadelphia. The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium has presented classic examples of 1950s absurdist theater here for the 10 years.

    At a recent event at L’Etage Cabaret, the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium turned to a modern source: The Onion, which proclaims itself “America’s finest news source.”

    In “2016: The Year of the Raw Onion,” it presented 14 vignettes based on stories from The Onion.

    Jack Tamburri played an American citizen outraged by the latest government infringement of our liberties. (Click on the audio player above to hear.)

    The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium is launching a series of readings from absurdist literature. On Sunday, it will take on Edward Albee’s 1960 play “The American Dream,” at L’Etage Cabaret. Admission is free.

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