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The Bald Soprano
by Eugene Ionesco
Mrs. Martin Timeline and Summary
Along with her husband, shows up late for his dinner engagement with the Smiths. Can't remember who Mr. Martin is. Figures out she traveled on the same train and same car as Mr. Martin. Deduces that she lives on the same street and sleeps in the same bed. Discovers that they both have a daughter named Alice with one read and one white eye. Concludes that Mr. Martin must be her husband Donald. Goes to sleep. While she's asleep, Mary tells us that he's actually not who he thinks he is at all. Wakes up and vows that she and Mr. Martin will never forget each other again. Makes awkward conversation with the Smiths. Announces that she saw a man tying his shoelace today. Sides with Mrs. Smith in the great doorbell debate. Listens to the Fire Chief's crazy stories. Is affronted when Mary wants to tell a story. Starts spouting crazy nonsense like everybody else at the end of the play. Begins the play again in place of Mrs. Smith.