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About Rhinoceros

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.

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Roars with power and humor . . . fascinating . . . action-packed . . . timely.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sharp as ever! Ionesco’s seminal absurdist satire . . . about the fragility of civilized norms we take for granted.
Los Angeles Times

A.C.T.'s Geary Theater

415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

5/29 - 6/23

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