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Rhinoceros


“Roars with power and
humor . . . fascinating . . .
action-packed . . . timely”

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

 

“Sharp as ever!
Ionesco’s seminal absurdist
satire . . . about the fragility of
civilized norms we take for granted”

Los Angeles Times


 

To reserve tickets for
groups of 15 or more,
email groups@act-sf.org
or call 415.439.2424.

Rhinoceros

by Eugène Ionesco
Translated by Derek Prouse
Directed by Frank Galati

 

May 29–June 23, 2019
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
415 Geary Street, San Francisco


Running Time: TBA


In the opening moments of Ionesco’s masterpiece of absurdist satire, a rhinoceros rampages through a village square. At the local café, people argue over what they saw. Was it really a rhino, or just fake news?

As the eccentric villagers shed refined façades for hides and horns—smashing windows and crushing flowerbeds—rumpled everyman Berenger faces a desperate choice: take a stand against the armored brutes or join the mindless herd?

Hailed as “masterful . . . and downright hilarious,” this outrageous, comedic story of a civilized community shifting from defiance to compliance is chillingly resonant and riotously funny. From Tony Award–winning director Frank Galati (1776 at A.C.T.) comes an all-new adaptation of this wickedly entertaining comedy about power, conformism, and mass culture.

 


 

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The Geary and Strand theaters have accessible seating on all levels. Accessible seating may be purchased online or by calling our Box Office at 415.749.2228.



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The Geary Theater

405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA

 

Geary Theater walk-up hours
Mon–Fri  10 a.m.–6 p.m. or curtain*
Sat
Sun 10 a.m.–4 p.m. or curtain*

 

The Strand Theater

1127 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

 

Strand Theater walk-up hours
Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & 6 p.m.–curtain*
Sat/Sun  CLOSED or 90 minutes before
curtain*

Call the Box Office

415.749.2228

 

Phone hours
Mon–Fri 10–6 p.m. or curtain*
Sat-Sun 10am-4pm or curtain*


 

Email
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*Please check performance schedule for curtain times

 

For all performances, no children under five years old permitted. Please note that the Box Office will be closed in observance of the following national holidays: New Year's Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas.