An image of Albrecht Durer’s The Rhinoceros.

Albrecht Durer’s The Rhinoceros.


Wellesley College Theatre presents Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco. Adapted from the translation by Derek Prouse, directed by Marta Rainer.
Nov 15, 2018–Nov 18, 2018, Thu/Fri/Sat at 7 PM; Sun/Sat at 2 PM
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
Ticket information appears below

Called an “allegory for our times” by the New York Times, Eugene Ionesco’s 1959 play Rhinoceros is a touchstone of 20th-century theater that combines the sublime with the ridiculous in its savage commentary on the human condition. An entire community seems to be rapidly transforming into rhinoceroses. What enables anyone to avoid succumbing to mass metamorphosis? The New York Post said of the work, “Its satirical humor, combined with its provocative theme and surprisingly moving ending, results in an evening that is strange, disturbing, and arresting.”

 $15 general admission - $10 Seniors and students - FREE for Wellesley College, Babson and MIT students. To make a reservation please call the Box Office: 781-283-2000. 

The theatre is handicapped accessible.


Generously supported by the Ruth Nagel Jones Fund.

Image Credit:

William Kentridge