Calendar module icon


View All Calendars is the default. Choose Select a Calendar to view a specific calendar. Subscribe to calendar notifications by clicking on the Notify Me® button, and you will automatically be alerted about the latest events in our community.

February 22, 2018
7:00 PM
Pierce College Puyallup’s Arts and Allied Health Building
1601 39th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
$5 for general admission; free for Pierce College students with ID
Facebook Twitter Email

"The Rhinoceros" presented by Pierce College Puyallup Theatre

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Set in a small, provincial French town, one by one, the citizens are infected by a mysterious condition: rhinocerotis, turning the local townspeople into rough-and-tumble rhinos. “The Rhinoceros” is a surrealist play by Eugene Ionesco, and it is the story of a man named Berenger, who becomes increasingly wary of what is happening in his beloved town. He attempts to avoid becoming assimilated into the herd at all costs. The play examines themes of obedience, truth, conformity and social change, and in a fun, lighthearted way. In spite of the heavy underlying themes, “The Rhinoceros” takes the audience on a funny, irreverent ride that is sure to be a memorable theatrical experience. This show is the largest production developed by the Pierce College Puyallup Theatre department, now in its fourth year. “The Rhinoceros” features a large-scale set, hand-made costumes and authentic props that are true to the play’s setting in 1940s France.