Rhino, an Evening of Experimental Theater at The Boxcar Playhouse
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Award-winning actress/playwright Chris Black enters the ring for a dramatic one-woman show in Tough, which is inspired by the life of famed boxer John L. Sullivan, who traveled coast-to-coast challenging people to fights. While Sullivan's background, rise to fame and decline motivate the performance, Black's interest also lies in what it means to be strong and how athletes and performers harness that "special something" to become extraordinary. Black opens the show by throwing her hat in the ring and announcing the rules of the game, all while enjoying some good whiskey. Don't miss this unique, gender-bending performance that mixes power and poignancy. Learn More
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The actors of the Boxcar Playhouse deconstructed their performance space to terrific effect. The audience was compelled to move around to accommodate their movement, finding itself interestingly implicated in the drama "on stage." The minimalist sets and costumes were evocative and, frankly, charming. The play itself was good--I especially appreciated the interpolated quotations from Brecht's diary--though the bathetic finale felt a little over the top. All in all, wonderful! I will recommend it to friends.
“Don’t you feel the pressure to change? Your neighbor has become one. And so has your wife. With their beautiful horns, rough skin, and cacophonous trumpeting—don’t you think they are just a little bit better than you?”
Physical transformations, ideological conformity, and that nagging feeling you might never ever fit in come together in this sometimes hard-hitting, but always playful work of art.