"People are bloody ignorant apes," or, in this case, Rhinoceros.
As a town slowly falls victim to the herd mentality (responsible in the author's view for Nazism in Europe) Ionesco's classic non-hero Berenguer must deal with his own understanding of what it means to be human. Inspired by Peter Brötzmann, John Zorn, and the noisy underground, the essential duo of sax and drums (made famous by Coltrane and Ali) represents the transformative power of the Rhino.
Author: Eugene Ionesco
Venue: Theodore and Adele Shank Theater
Date: November 2015
Director: Will Detlefsen
Set Design: Mingshu Zhao
Costume Design: Jaymee Ngerwitchit
Lighting Design: Chao Yu Tsai
Sound Design & Saxophone: Steven Leffue
Drums: Leah Bowden