Cannon Theater Company (CTC) kicks off its 2013-2014 season Thursday, November 14 – Saturday, November 16 with a production of Rhinocéros by French playwright Eugène Ionesco.
Directed by Cannon’s Director of Theater Arts Andy Macdonald and adapted for one-act performance, CTC will tackle the Absurdist classic rife with big laughs and social commentary. On a peaceful summer morning, a rhinoceros suddenly charges through a small town square, followed soon after by a second. By the next day, the town is overrun. As the town’s inhabitants slowly discover the shocking truth of what is going on, a derelict named Berenger must figure out how to save humanity.
The company’s season opener comes on the heels of the 2013 North Carolina Theater Conference, where CTC earned Excellence in Ensemble Performance and Honorable Mention Distinguished Play along with individual awards for Best Original Music – Dylan Housman ’16 of Concord and Jack Krichilsky ’16 of Charlotte; Excellence in Student Design – Madeleine Nagy ’15 of Spencer and Adam Swez ’14 of Davidson; Excellence in Acting – Logan Foster ’15 of Concord; and Excellence in Directing – Andy Macdonald.
Each performance will be followed by a discussion with the cast and crew and a special guest including Cannon’s History Department Chair and Visiting Dramaturg Laura Huffman on Nov. 14; Cannon’s visual arts students hosting a gallery reception featuring original work on Nov. 15; and Cannon School Director of Music Rob Burlington presenting “Music of the Avant-Garde” on Nov. 16.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at 7:00 p.m.
Taylor Hall at Cannon School
(This event is open to the public. Tickets are $5.)