Eugene Ionesco’s comic masterpiece. In a small provincial town outside of Paris, the citizens discover how quickly one’s sense of humanity can be eroded when facing the dangers of a herd mentality. A timely and brilliant indictment of impending fascism by this master of Avant-Garde Theater. SUBSCRIBE NOW! RHINOCEROS is the first show of our PRT 2017/2018 Subscription Season.

 

“One of the great pleasures of “Becky Shaw” is the way the moral ground keeps shifting beneath your feet.”     Christopher Isherwood, New York Times.  In Becky Shaw Gina Gionfriddo has written a comedy of manners for the 21st Century. It is a play in which the characters work hard to claim an identity that matches their philosophy of life and love. Good luck to that!  Comedy of manners: a witty, cerebral form of dramatic comedy that depicts and often satirizes the manners and affectations of a contemporary society.

Cigarettes and Chocolate In Cigarettes and Chocolate, this brilliant writer (The English Patient, Truly, Madly, Deeply), takes a humorous and human look at London life in the 1980’s that tests the social responsibilities of urbanites, who as Minghella said, quoting Oscar Wilde, “know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Coupled with Hang Up, this is a stunning evening of two rarely performed works originally written to be performed on radio

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