Rhinoceros Opening Night

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Strawberry Theatre Workshop says
There is a ferocious rhinoceros on the loose in a small village, and no one seems alarmed. In fact, by the time Eugène Ionesco's cast of citizens can agree on what they saw, it becomes possible for individuals to join the herd. Imagine a business leader, a prominent family, and a politician stampeding as wild rhinoceroses, while a town idly debates whether it is even possible...

Strawberry Theatre Workshop had been seeking to open 2016/17 with a theatrical conversation linked to the contemporary US Presidential Election. They found it in a French absurdist drama written in 1959. "Rhinoceros" will play Sep-8 through Oct-8 on the Mainstage at 12th Ave Arts. The company imagines a fall evening more politically relevant than the Trump/Clinton debates, which will be happening almost simultaneously. In "Rhinoceros", Ionesco portrays a stampede-like movement that appeals mostly for its forward thrust. Energy comes first; ideas (rationalizations, mostly) come later.

12th Ave Arts
Sep-8 to Oct-8, 2016
Thu-Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Mon 7:30pm
no performance Mon Sep-12
written by Eugène Ionesco (1959)
directed by Jess K Smith

performed by
Carol Louise Thompson
Shawn Belyea
Amy Mayes
Conner Neddersen
Lacy Carpenter
Brandon Felker
Jéhan Òsanyìn
Shanna Allman
Christopher Wong
John Wray

designed and constructed by
Erin Bednarz
Ryan Dunn
Greg Carter
Alyza Delpan-Monley

stage managed by
Catherine Blake Smith

Graphic Design by Melanie Wang

General Admission $36
Seniors, Students, Industry $27

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