By Eugene Ionesco
Translation by Martin Crimp
Directing Capstone Project
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday 2 pm
All is quiet in small town in France. Friends meet in the town square for coffee and lively discussion. It is normal. This is all disrupted by a rhinoceros barreling through the town. Many believe it never happened, but the local drunk Berenger insists it was real. Slowly, he witnesses his fellow townspeople turning into rhinos and wreaking havoc. Rhinoceros is full of insight on the human condition with little pieces of humor mixed in, a must-see classic of the Absurdist movement.
"Rhinoceros is filled with animal grunts and snorts and panicky human frailty, showing us how it feels to have one's identity subsumed and traduced." -The Guardian
This is one of two student capstone projects: Melania Ricks (Next Fall) and Max Friedman (Rhinoceros), students in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, will present two senior directing capstone projects this spring. Both productions are student-run. This project is also a semester assignment for Conservatory acting, costume design, scenic design, lighting design, sound design and stage management students.
Sunday, April 9 at 2:00pm
Webster University, Stage III - Webster Hall
470 East Lockwood, 63119