Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

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A notable piece in the Theatre of the Absurd canon, Ionesco's Rhinoceros is set in a small French town where Jean and Berenger are meeting for a drink. When a rhinoceros runs through town streets, everyone is shocked, except Berenger. Philosophical conversations abound, as more rhinos run by the bar at various intervals. Eventually, the townspeople vow to stop them. Soon, people begin transforming into Rhinos. Berenger and his alcoholism are brought into light. This play explores skepticism and reality.


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Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



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Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult characters

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