American Conservatory Theater

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?

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman has to say about Rhinoceros :

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.

Event Info
Jun 05 → Jun 23
Tue-Sat at 8 pm, Wed & Sat at 2 pm, Sun at 2 pm
A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
415 Geary, San Francisco
Info: 749-2228
Venue: 749-2228
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