The Seeing Place Theater presents a revival of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist classic about a small town whose citizens begin turning into rhinos. More…
A commentary on the absurdity of the human condition made tolerable only by self-delusion, 'Rhinoceros' shows us the struggle of the individual to maintain integrity and identity in a world where most others have succumbed to the 'beauty' of brute force, natural energy, and mindlessness. Ionesco startles audiences with a world that erupts in explosive laughter and nightmare anxiety. Playing in repertory with a revival of Marsha Norman's 'Getting Out.'
See it if you want to see one of the seminal works of absurdist theatre, smartly staged and still resonant in our current times.
Don't see it if the uneven performances, disjointed translation & slow Act II will distract you from an ambitious mounting of a rarely-performed piece.
See it if You understand that you'll be seeing an absurdist play. You want to see an historic, rarely performed classic play.
Don't see it if You expect a uniformly talented cast-some performers are great, some are awful! You're unfamiliar w/absurdism.
See it if If you know someone in it. You like absurdity LOGIC: 1. The actors were good, play bad 2. Play good, actors bad or 3. Actors bad, play bad.
Don't see it if I couldn't sit through it. I was done 15min in. Truly abysmal. I hoped it would get better, but by half time I was done. Ridiculous.
See it if you want the smallest glimpse of what this great play could have been. The acting is deplorable.
Don't see it if if you have no interest in Theater of the Absurd or Ionesco.
See it if You want to learn about theatre of the absurd and if you want to experience a small theatre company that does great work consistently.
Don't see it if You don't want to commit time to a production that is intellectually demanding. This production speaks to many issues of our day.
See it if You like a fine cast & company diving well if unevenly into a timely, difficult bit of theatre pertinent to our political & cultural present
Don't see it if You don't like existential theatre or political theatre or ideas; or words; or disquisitions on choice, conformity & the herding instinct.
See it if you like absurdist works and can handle shows with a lot going on both on and off stage.
Don't see it if you're brain can't watch a play and read things around you and deal with actors walking all over and making noise while a scene is happening
See it if you enjoy absurdism and thought-provoking theater
Don't see it if you like shows that grab you right from the first five minutes (the opening scene drags on...the last one kind of does too)
See it if You read this in school and now want to see it actually produced. Good staging. Moments/music were updated well. Comedic parts resonated.
Don't see it if If you're picky about pace. Parts dragged a bit despite the desperation of the stakes. Read a blurb about the context of themes first.
See it if Like to use your imagination or maybe support people you know in the cast.
Don't see it if Want to waste three precious hours you could use to do other things.
See it if you enjoy a bit of structured improv, have an inclination for the absurd, want to support small theater companies.
Don't see it if you are looking for a cohesive storyline, hate the abstract, and are uncomfortable with awkwardness.
See it if you have never seen this theater of the absurd classic that is just as relevant today as it was when it was first produced.
Don't see it if you don't like longish plays that require some thought on your part.
See it if You like Eugene Ionesco absurdist allegory. I saw the 1961 production with Zero Mostel & Eli Wallach & could not get it out of my mind.
Don't see it if if you do not care for the theater of the absurd
See it if you are an avid theatre goer who strongly supports small productions or you have a friend in the cast.
Don't see it if Don't enjoy absurdist theatre, can't tolerate mediocre acting or your time is valuable to you.
See it if You like theatre of the absurd. Want to understand Ionesco. Hear stories that challenge your thinking, watch things develop.
Don't see it if You're looking for classic boy meets girl feel good entertainment in a classic setting. If don't want to use your imagination.
See it if If you enjoy political statements being made in shows and seeing work by a new theatre company. Act one had some great work.
Don't see it if Are easily distracted by actors in the audience, don't have a long attention span. Felt act 2 dragged on and on.
See it if You really enjoy absurdist theater. If you can take you mind of reality and play the game.
Don't see it if You only like realism in theater.
See it if you enjoy a light hearted production of a heavy topic play. Brandon Walker was much better as an actor than a director.
Don't see it if you need your Ionesco to be actually interesting.
See it if Drags, doesn't capture tragic & comic aspects of play, performances uneven, semi-modern details add little to original
Don't see it if /unless you've read or seen a good production that you can reminisce about during the 3-hour performance
See it if You are very patient, don't mind spotty performances, you're doing/studying the play yourself and want an example of what doesn't work
Don't see it if Probably just don't -- lines were flubbed, cast couldn't maintain a rhythm, an already complex work was rendered virtually incomprehensible