by Eugene Ionesco
The Chairs Characters
Meet the Cast
The Old Man
Your average everyday Existentialist philosopher might have a few criticisms of the Old Man. In the Existentialist view, our lives have no purpose, making everything we do ultimately absurd. This m...
The Old Woman
The Old Woman lives for her husband. She supports the Old Man in every way. Throughout the play, we see her scurrying around doing his bidding. She greets the invisible guests, drags chairs, and se...
The Orator is a pretty mysterious figure. Stage directions tell us that he's dressed as a typical nineteenth-century artist type and that he's kind of conceited. Other than that, we know nothing. W...