Cal Performances Presents the Theâtre de la Ville-Paris Production of Ionesco's Rhinoceros
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The last date listed for Rhinoceros was Saturday September 29, 2012 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
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This was a really well put together production. The visual were thoughtful. My one negative experience was that the supertitles were slightly too high to be comfortable to read them and watch the performance simultaneously from the back of the orchestra.
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Rhinoceros was fast-moving, funny, ironic - and touching.
The play is set in a bar, a busy office, an apartment and a street in what seems to be a small post World War II French town. This little world is rocked by the advent of what seems to...continued
The esteemed Parisian theater company presents a legendary production! Director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota has reunited his remarkable 2004 cast of actors for encore performances of Eugène Ionesco’s masterpiece of the absurd, Rhinocéros. When first presented in Paris, critics were ecstatic. “A masterpiece,” raved Le Monde. “A veritable tour de force on the part of the director… [and] a magical embrace between the show and the spectator.” In Rhinocéros, a lone hero watches his friends turn into rhinoceroses one by one until he alone stands unchanged. With a marvelous sense of dark, subversive humor, Ionesco expresses his horror of ideological conformism, inspired by the rise of the fascist state in 1930s Romania.
In French with English supertitles.
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