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Rhinoceros

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  • Written by:
    Eugene Ionesco
    translated by Martin Crimp
  • Directed by:
    Claire Syler
  • Dates:
    February 18, 2016 - February 28, 2016
  • Show Times:
    Tues - Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM
  • Location:
    Studio Theatre


A rhinoceros suddenly appears in a small town, tramping through its peaceful streets. Soon there are two, then three, until the “movement” is universal: a transformation of average citizens into beasts, as they learn to move with the times. In Rhinoceros, Ionesco startles audiences with a world that invariably erupts in explosive laughter and nightmare anxiety.

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A rhinoceros suddenly appears in a small town, tramping through its peaceful streets. Soon there are two, then three, until the "movement" is universal: A transformation of average citizens into beasts, as they learn to move with the times. Absurd action indeed. Read the full review »

Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994) was labeled an absurdist playwright. One can imagine Ionesco responding, "You want absurd? Try real life." Read the full review »