By Eugène Ionesco; translated by Derek Prouse; directed by Frank Galati. In the opening moments of Ionesco's masterpiece of absurdist satire, a rhinoceros rampages through a village square.
At the local café, people argue over what they saw. Was it really a rhino, or just fake news?
As the eccentric villagers shed refined façades for hides and horns--smashing windows and crushing flowerbeds--rumpled everyman Berenger faces a desperate choice: take a stand against the armored brutes or join the mindless herd?
Eugène Ionesco’s mid-20th-century theater of the absurd classic about the dangers of mindless conformity marks the end of A.C.T. artistic director Pam MacKinnon’s first season here. The all-new adaptation of the comedy, in which a lone Everyman faces a rampage of rhinos, is directed by Tony Award-winner Frank Galati, who created it at Asolo Rep in Florida. Cast includes local comic talents Danny Scheie, Jomar Tagatac, Lauren Spencer and others.