By Eugene Ionesco

Directed by Katherine Johnson

A rhinoceros rampages through the streets of a small town, shattering the peace. The intruder leaves behind a whirl of chaos and debate as the populace tries to make sense of an inconceivable event. As the dwindling humans are besieged by the growing tide of beasts, one man struggles with his position in this new reality as his fellows transform, infected by a burgeoning ideology.

Rhinoceros is a darkly comic reversal of norms. This incisive and finely crafted theatre of the absurd explores the brutal beauty of the natural. Savagery is simpler than empathy, and in this new world, forsaking humanity is noble.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: November 3-18, 2017

Performance Times: TBA

Ticket Prices: TBA

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Please visit StrollersTheatre.org for all current and detailed audition information.

Date: Sunday, August 6th & Monday August 7th
Time: 7pm-10pm.
Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4011 Major Avenue, Madison, WI, 53716

Callbacks: To be held on Tuesday, August 8th; 7pm-10pm.


Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please bring a headshot and resume, if available (not required, but encouraged).

Be prepared to provide all conflicts between September 17, 2017 – November 18, 2017.

Forms to fill out will be provided at the auditions, but if you can fill them out in advance and bring them with you that would be ideal. Visit StrollersTheatre.org for the audition form.

Auditions will be scheduled in half hour blocks, please contact the producer, Michael Fleischman at mrf.nyd@gmail.com to reserve a time. Indicate what evening and times work best for you, as well as any characters you would specifically like to audition for.

Roles are available for maximum 15 actors. Age ranges are approximations. Actors of all ethnicities, body types, and gender identity are encouraged to audition. All roles will be played according to the identity and pronouns in the script, but may be filled by an actor of any gender if they are right for the part and accept the role.

Questions can be emailed to the director, Katherine Johnson, at thosetricksyspirits@gmail.com