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Eugène Ionesco


Author Eugene Ionesco
Director Ivan Popovski
Stage and Costume Design Angelina Atlagich
Constructive Stage Design Konstantin Lebedev
Lighting Design Vladislav Frolov
Properties Irina Bachurina
Costume Design Assistant Sergei Bartoshevich
Translation Liya Zaviyalova
Choreographer Valentina Gurevich
Stage Manager Yulia Kamysheva, Olga Lopach
Musical Setting Oleg Lyubimov

One fine day, the slow-paced life of a little French town is irreparably changed, as its residents overnight begin to transform into rhinos. There is only one weak and spineless individual who fails to conform to the new trend. How easy is it to remain yourself in the world ruled by collective truths? Can one person avoid the authority of the majority? How and why does the collective consciousness mutate?

The ideas of Eugene Ionesco’s plays can often be reduced to a single fantastical formula, but in order to turn them into a stage production, director requires a rich imagination and the mastery of psychological theater techniques. Ivan Popovski has both.
Olga Fuks, Vechernyaya Moskv

June 28, July 10
Pyotr Fomenko’s Workshop Theatre Main Stage, Great Hall
3 h 20 m