At the Power Center in Ann Arbor, Oct 11-13, 2012
The Théâtre de la Ville production of Rhinocéros directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota has been hailed for its illuminating and insightful approach to Ionesco’s celebrated play, skillfully setting astonishing moments of physical theater and movement in a staging that showcases both the haunting beauty of Ionesco’s words and his singular vision for the stage. Remaining true to the spirit and letter of the play, the production rekindles the staggering sense of urgency and risk conveyed by the script, as it depicts the struggle of one man to maintain his individual identity and integrity in a world where others have successively yielded to the inevitable domination of brute force. When the play was first presented in Paris, critics were ecstatic. “A masterpiece,” raved Le Monde. “A veritable tour de force on the part of the director… [and] a magical embrace between the show and the spectator.” Experimental, emotional, and emphatic – this performance is not to be missed.
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