Exit the King

First produced in 1963 starring Alec Guinness and successfully revived to great acclaim on Broadway in 2009, this absurdist exploration of ego and mortality is set in the crumbling throne-room of the palace in an unnamed country where King Berenger the First has only the duration of the play to live. Once, it seemed he ruled over an immense empire and commanded great armies, now his kingdom has shrunk to the confines of his garden wall. Refusing to accept his end, he is attended by his present and former Queens who must help him face the final inevitable truth of life: death.


The Guard – Robert Dippel

King Berenger I – Mark Kuechle

Queen Margurite – Barbara Bassewitz

Juliette – Lorraine Selinski

Queen Marie – Cindy Kuechle

The Doctor – Jean Deltgen

Production Staff

Directed & Designed by: Robert R. Dippel

Stage Manager: Donna Barston

Costume Design: Pat VonRautenkranz

Light Design: Kathy Andersen

Sound Design: Al Rhodes, Dick Pool

Properties: Betty Segor