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Rhinoceros

By Contributing Writer on March 5, 2017
Rhinoceros Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros Rhinoceros

Written by: Eugene Ionesco
Directed by: Simona Giurgea
Performed: Spring 2017

Director’s note

Somewhere, not far away, there is a town where regular churchgoers are happy and commerce is fruitful; a place where buildings are white, friends meet on Sundays at outdoor cafés, and ladies might take along their cats when shopping for groceries. Skilled in small talk, the inhabitants weave their lives together in a precise melodic rhythm. They cherish appearance, punctuality, exactitude, good manners and strive to align their communal life with logical thought.

All is well until a rhinoceros, or maybe two, appear in their midst. Regular citizens seduced by the power of brute force, pressured by the energy of the crowds and swept away by the frenzy of mindlessness gradually give in to Rhinoceritis, the strange epidemic that turns man into beast. Only one of them is eventually left to uphold the values of humanity.


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