Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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image of a rhinocerous head superimposed on a human head

The Theatre Department presents Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, adaptation by Martin Mooney, directed by Jay Dunn.

The citizens of an anywhere small-town-USA gradually turn into rhinoceroses until they have become a faceless and savage herd. All of them that is, except for BĂ©renger, who refuses to relinquish his humanity. In this dark comic vision of civilization run amok, Ionesco depicts the struggle of the individual to maintain integrity and dignity alone in a world where all others have succumbed to the thrill of brute force and the mindlessness of the mob.

*This adaptation was first produced in 2003 by the Kabosh Theatre Company ( in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Performances on Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29, 7:30 pm each evening and 2:00 pm on Saturday. Get tickets here

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