Through September 16, 2017
“Dying is easy,” said famed 1940s performer Edmund Gwenn on his deathbed. “Comedy is hard.” Tragifarcical absurdism may be even harder judging from convergence-continuum’s well-intended by ultimately ungainly production of Eugene Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros.”
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here.
The con-con production, under adept directing by Jonathan Wilhelm, is a very long sit, but can be worth the effort. Don’t go expecting a clear plot with a nicely wrapped-up solution. This is an absurd play which is intended to make you uncomfortable and forces you to be introspective and examine the world around you as you ask, “Why do we exist?”
If you think that “fake news” alt right and mass hysteria are new ideas…think again. Eugene Ionesco’s play Rhinoceros still strikes a chord 58 years later. Before seeing this work, make an effort to read some online synopses of the play in order to better understand its relativity to today’s headlines.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene