Eugene Ionesco was the master of the Theater of the Absurd, a dramatic genre where the world is incomprehensible and anything can happen. This Falcon's Eye Theatre production of Rhinoceros, at Folsom's Harris Center for the Arts, is set in a small village where the inhabitants are transforming, one by one, into rhinoceroses. Only Bérenger, the central character, seems immune to the metamorphosis. Written during the aftermath of World War II, the play served as a harsh criticism of the circumstances that led to widespread acceptance of fascism and Nazism. To this day, it remains a pointed and timely critique of conformity, mass culture and allowing society to set the definition of morality.
Running time is two hours and 15 minutes, with two 10-minute intermissions.
Willow Creek Estates South
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630Get Directions