Monday, 18 March 2013
Rhinoceros at the UEA Drama Studio
The play belongs to the school of drama known as the Theatre of the Absurd. Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered everyman figure who is often criticised throughout the play for his drinking and tardiness.
The play questions issues of morality, philosophy, love and what it means to be a human being. This was a though provoking play which I very much enjoyed. Rhinoceros is comical in parts and there were lots of moments to make you laugh. Listen out for the sound of Ahhh Ahhh Brrrrr! I'm a Rhinoceros!