Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
Written by Eugène Ionesco
Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
Set & Lighting Design Yves Collet
Music Jefferson Lembeye
Co-produced by Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg–Le Grand T, scène conventionnée de Loire Atlantique
Assistant Director Christophe Lemaire
Lasts 105’; no intermission.
With Turkish surtitles.
A rhinoceros’ attack on a city followed by the panic experienced and caused by people turning into rhinoceroses... Renowned playwright Eugène Ionesco’s text which reflects the historical and political turmoil of the 1950s is restaged by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, director of Théâtre de la Ville and Paris Festival d’Automne, with bold references to the present and the distinct discoveries of the of the young director... Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota advocates that it is necessary to go back, from time to time, to the playwrights who approach the position, the role, the responsibility and the freedom of thought of the individual in the common consciousness of the history refraining from all sorts of individualistic forms. He creates a tension between the surreal and the material and presents chaos with the deafening noise of the city through the use of a stage language he has created.