Written by Eugene Ionesco
The population of a town are going about their normal lives when rumours of something deafening and destructive roaming the streets start spread
Confusion over the existence of a possible Rhinoceros is further confounded, as it becomes apparent that there may be more than one Rhinoceros. Berenger, a negligent office worker, hungover and unkempt, denies that a Rhinoceros exists. In contrast, the rest of the town, after their initial fear, are coming round to the idea of Rhinoceroses being a part of their lives. Gradually, one by one, the townspeople turn into Rhinoceroses. Having seen his workplace and his best friend take on the Rhinoceroses' ways, Berenger takes refuge in the ruins of his bedroom with the few survivors. But even these last few humans turn to this inexorable force leaving Berenger to contemplate his existence as the only one of his kind left . . .
In a play that starts as a high paced farce but develops into a tragic examination of isolation and society's ills, Rhinoceros is not a play about Rhinoceroses.
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