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On Monday, June 26th at 7:00pm,

The Garage Theatre Group PRESENTS a reading of EUGÈNE IONESCO’S               ABSURDIST DRAMA RHINOCEROS

“There are many sides to reality. Choose the one that’s best for you. Escape into the world of imagination.”
-Daisy from Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco

GTG continues its 2016/2017 reading season with Rhinoceros, the absurdist drama from avant-garde playwright Eugène Ionesco. When, one by one, the inhabitants of a provincial French town transform into rhinoceroses, eventually only everyman Bérenger is left to choose: defend his humanity, or follow the popular movement? Ionesco’s absurdist tale brings big laughs–and bigger ideas–to the stage. Directed by The Garage Theatre Groups’ Artistic Director, Michael Bias, Rhinoceros will be performed at The Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way in Teaneck NJ.  One night only! June 26th at 7:00pm.

The sublime meets the ridiculous in this allegory for our times: One citizen becomes a rhinoceros, tramples over his fellow citizens, who one by one, become rhinos themselves.  With Paul Murphy, Valerie Dodge Stack, Debbie Bernstein, Stu Rudin, Kevin Cristaldi, Gregory Erbach, Sara Parcesepe, Gloria Lamoureux and Michael Bias.

Ionesco claims the idea of Rhinoceros, which premiered in 1960, was partly inspired by writer Denis de Rougemont’s recounting of attending a Nazi rally, where the mass hysteria surrounding Hitler’s arrival forced Rougemont to rebel mentally and, in his view, singularly.  Says Director Michael Bias “Rhinoceros is a play born out of a political moment–the rise of totalitarianism, and how alienation helped sustain that movement. It is more relevant today than when Ionesco wrote the play”

There will be a talk back after the reading.

Suggested donation $10.00.  To reserve seats, please click here.

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Thank you for supporting the Garage Theatre Group.   We are pleased to offer a full range of summer programming through the Kids & Teens program at Bergen Community College.  Here’s information about classes, dates and fees. For details, visit our summer  camp page.  To register, click here.

 

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All  productions this season are at the Becton Theatre, 960 River Road on the FDU campus in Teaneck, New Jersey

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The Garage Theatre Group believes in the power of theatre as a tool for growth, understanding, and communication. Our aim is to use the process of theatre, as well as the product, to educate, inform, and connect the community in which we live.

The shows that comprise The Garage Theatre Group season are challenging as well as entertaining, reflecting our belief that theatre is an open dialogue between the playwright, the performer, and the audience.

At the conclusion of each Main Stage performance, a discussion with the cast, director, and audience is held. By doing so, we hope to inspire and create a new generation of artists, theatregoers, and patrons.

 

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