Animator Webster Crowell contributes a very short version of Ionesco’s play The Rhinoceros to an otherwise live theater lineup this week at Long story Short. Animated with clay and silhouettes, the surreal story concerns a French town plagued by Rhinos and was condensed to a three minute conversation between friends and hastily animated over the course of two weeks.
Big Story Small performs three nights only: May 10, 11, and 12 at 8pm. Tickets: $10 – $15
Eight classics will be performed in a single evening, each with a new treatment by a local writer. The collection is staged with the assistance of puppets and black light, a dancer and a musician, a tiny orchard, animation, and more.
This installment of Big Story Small includes:
Medea, originally by Euripides, adapted by Gavin Cummins
The Cherry Orchard, originally by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Brendan Healy
Playboy of the Western World, originally by J.M. Synge, adapted by Scott Herman
State of Siege, originally by Albert Camus, adapted by Pony World Theatre
St. Joan, originally by George Bernard Shaw, adapted by Kelleen Conway Blanchard
Rhinoceros, originally by Eugene Ionesco, adapted by Webster Crowell
Waiting for Godot, originally by Samuel Beckett, adapted by Shawn Belyea