RhinocerosReturnPlaywright Eugene Ionesco Producer American Conservatory Theater [Website] Description 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?
Hailed as “masterful . . . and downright hilarious,” this outrageous, comedic story of a civilized community shifting from defiance to compliance is chillingly resonant and riotously funny. From Tony Award–winning director Frank Galati (1776 at A.C.T.) comes an all-new adaptation of this wickedly entertaining comedy about power, conformism, and mass culture. Running Time 2:00 Performers David Breitbarth [Berenger]
Matt Decaro [Gene]
Rona Figueroa [Daisy]
Trish Mulholland [Mrs. Boeuf]
Goran Norquist [Marcel]
Danny Scheie [Mr. Papillon]
Lauren Spencer [Collette]
Teddy Spencer [Mr. Dudard] Creative Staff Frank Galati [Director]
Robert Perdziola [Scenic Designer]
Robert Perdziola [Costume Designer]
Chris Lundahl [Lighting Designer]
Joseph Cerqua [Sound Designer]
ACT's Geary Theater
415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Box Office: (415) 439-2228 Seating: Theatre (Standard) Capacity: 1029 Parking: None Amenities: Full Bar, Snacks (Cold)
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