Bald Soprano Study Guides

  • The Bald Soprano


    The Bald Soprano is an absurdist play that was inspired by the phrases used in an English language textbook. The Smiths, a couple, invite the Martins, another couple, over for dinner. They are interrupted by the Smiths' maid and then a fire chief. The couples exchange dialog that means nothing and is full of non-sequiturs, which demonstrates the meaninglessness of everyday conversation. At the end of the play, the couples switch roles and the whole thing begins again, with the Martins playing the Smiths and the Smiths playing the Martins.