Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium
Tickets: MOP 150, 100, 60
Director: Benjamin Wong
Playwright: Eugène Ionesco
Main Cast: Jacky Li, Josephine Leong, Spencer Ung, Liu Jiesan, Tommy Tam and Queenie Sam
Macao’s first local professional theatre company, Theatre Farmers, stages Eugène Ionesco’s Rhinocéros, a play written in 1959. Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered everyman figure who is often criticised throughout the play for his drinking and tardiness. The play, which belongs to the school of drama known as the Theatre of the Absurd, is often read as a response to the sudden upsurge of Fascism and Nazism during the events preceding World War II and explores the themes of conformity, culture, philosophy and morality.
With surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English
Duration: approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, no interval