Rhinoceros Brings the Human to Life in a Play About Non-Humans

This April, Fordham Experimental Theatre (FET) presented its production of Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros.

Rhinoceros tells the story of a small town disrupted by the appearance of a rampaging rhinoceros. As the townspeople debate its appearance, or even whether or not it existed at all, it gradually becomes apparent that people are becoming rhinoceroses. This slow process continues until nearly all the townspeople have ‘turned’, leaving only the central couple alone to face the rhinoceroses. But how long can the two of them really last as the only humans left?