King Berenger is dying and so is the universe. His palace, and the solar system are falling apart.

In the 1962 play “Exit the King,” written by Eugene Ionesco, one of the leading playwrights of the Theater of the Absurd movement, literal reality becomes a matter of personal perception.

In June, Main Stage West, at 104 N Main St. in Sebastopol, is launching its own production of the play, which had a Tony Award winning Broadway revival in 2009.

For the local revival, director Elizabeth Craven has put together a cast of well-established local actors. including Fred Curchack, Laura Jorgensen, Keith Baker and Beth’s husband, John Craven.

The play opens June 14, and will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 5 p.m. Sundays.

Admission: $15-$25.

Information:, (707) 823-0177.