Theater

Rhinoceros

 
 
Oct 4—Oct 6, 2012
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 1hr 45min
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $17.50
SINGLE TICKET PRICE:  Starts at $25
 
 
 
Prices subject to change after Aug 26 
 
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By Eugène Ionesco
Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

“A masterpiece... A veritable tour de force on the part of the director... [and] a magical embrace between the show and the spectator .”
—Le Monde (France)

It happens inexplicably: One by one, a man's friends and neighbors turn into rhinoceroses, reducing the town to a perilous wasteland. In this brilliant restaging of Eugène Ionesco's absurdist allegory Rhinoceros, loneliness and horror consume the individual who resists a popular movement in which civilians succumb to the collective in its most monstrous, destructive form. Spare, physical, and haunting, celebrated French director Emmanuel Demarcy—Mota's internationally acclaimed staging teases out the archetypal quality of this classic work, whose fierce indictment of 20th-century totalitarianism retains its sting amid today's ideological climate.

Artistic collaborator François Regnault
Set and lighting design by Yves Collet
Music by Jefferson Lembeye
Costume design by Corinne Baudelot

In French with English titles
 
 
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A Preview of Rhinoceros
 
 
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Talks
Next Wave Talk: On Ionesco
 

Edward Albee, Israel Horovitz, and more discuss Ionesco and the absurdist sensibility.

Fri, Oct 5, 2012
 
 
Free

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