by Eugène Ionesco
Translated by Martin Crimp
Produced by Kate Bredeson (director) and Caitlin Cisek (scenographer)
Reed College Theatre Online
Synopsis: Bérenger finds himself increasingly alone as his friends, work colleagues, and neighbors one by one turn into rhinoceroses. Set in a small French town, Eugène Ionesco’s play takes a classic form to tell his jarring story of accumulation. Through the lens of the pandemic, wildfires, and Revolution of 2020, immigrant Ionesco’s tale speaks to a variety of spreads, including fascism, white supremacy, and viral contagion. Reed Theatre shares this story with you as a serial that will unfold over three weeks, itself mirroring the accumulation narrative of the play. In the moment of its first production, 1960, Rhinoceros was a dazzling display of what Martin Esslin called the Theatre of the Absurd—seventy years later, and through Martin Crimp’s fresh translation, Ionesco’s warning speaks louder than ever.
UPDATE: Visit the Rhinoceros webpage by clicking here.
Please check back for information about the launch party Zoom link.
Launch Party: 10/30, 7:00 p.m. (via Zoom)
Act I: released 11/6
Act II: released 11/13
Act III: released 11/20
Dial-in information will be forthcoming. Additional information to view the three acts will be provided at a later date. Please stay tuned.
Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7:00pm
Friday, November 6, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
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