06 October 2012

animals with horns

Went to see Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros at BAM last night. Performed in French with English titles by Parisian theatre group Théâtre de la Ville. It was pretty amazing. I'm already a fan of French Avant-Garde Absurdism, and this was just another tick in the "love" column. 

Although, I did realise pretty darn quickly that my French is not what it used to be, and I had to rely on the supertitles pretty heavily. 

I loved the sparse set design, and the multi-functionality of all the set pieces. The sound design was also incredible... evoking the Rhinoceros without seeing them until very late in the production. The play closes tonight at BAM's Howard Gillman Opera House. 

images courtesy of BAM