At last, with the host seated, the Orator (Michael Robertson) arrives to deliver the old man's message. The Orator is a silent specter, dressed like the serial killer from Scream. In a final cruel irony, the message is gibberish and pantomime. Ionesco's bleak vision of the human comedy nullifies the very possibility of meaningful communication. So why are we laughing?
Armor envy: Ajax (David Ward) hints at some vague dissatisfaction with regard to his homecoming