Rhinofest | Prop Thtr | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
This is a past event.
When: Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28 2017
Price: $12 online in advance, $15 or pay what you can at the door
The Rhinoceros Theater Festival is billed as "Chicago's longest running fringe festival," but last year's edition took a different tack from the 27 before it. Or seemed to, anyway. Where its predecessors appeared to follow the familiar fringe-fest pattern of ignoring patterns, the 2016 fest had a clear curatorial concept: Coartistic directors Beau O'Reilly and Jenny Magnus shaped it around Rhinoceros, the black comedy by Eugene Ionesco that, interestingly enough, didn't inspire Rhinofest's name. (Salvador DalĂ­'s rhinos did.) Magnus and O'Reilly's own company, Curious Theatre Branch, staged Ionesco's tale of townsfolk transformed into odd-toed ungulates, and other artists contributed work that riffed on its themes. Continue reading >>



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