HUDSON THEATRE WORKS
PRESENTS A FREE READING OF "RHINOCEROS" BY
part of our READINGS FROM THE EDGE SERIES
98 Columbia Terrace, Weehawken NJ (Plenty of street parking)
(Plenty of street parking)
Directed by Michael Bias with
Paul Murphy, Ryan Scott, Sara Parcesepe, Kevin Cristaldi, Deb Bernstein, Stu Rudin, Gloria Lamoureux, Greg Erbach and Mikaela Kafka.
Eugene Ionesco's play offers a commentary on the age of Trump. Published in 1952, the play responds to the rise of fascist and Stalinist regimes in the wake of World War II, exploring the phenomenon by which normal, reasonable people would choose to march willingly in lockstep with obviously oppressive totalitarian regimes. Ionesco's response to the "herd mentality," imagines a provincial French town where the residents transform into trumpeting rhinoceroses.