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Red Monkey Theater Group Presents Rhinoceros at the Mount

10/4/2017

Riverdale, N.Y. – The Red Monkey Theater Group (RMTG), resident theater company at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, presents Rhinoceros, a unique and arresting comedy by Eugene Ionesco, as the searing opening of its 2017-18 “Season of Rebels.”

Performances are October 8, 12-15, and 19, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. in Cahill Theater at Mount Saint Vincent. Matinee performances on October 8 and 15 will be followed by a complimentary post-performance discussion with the cast and director. Tickets, available for purchase through redmonkeytheatre.org, are $25 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors, and free for Mount students and staff with ID.

Mr. Ionesco’s hilarious and strange comedy—a pointed commentary on human condition—tells the story of what happens after a group of citizens in a provincial town begin transforming into rhinoceroses. Originally conceived as an allegorical reaction to the rise of fascism before and during World War II, the modern classic explores the surrender of free thought and rationality in the face of mass opinion.

Directed by Carolyn Fuchs, the play’s cast includes Mount Assistant Professor of Communication Brad Crownover. The production team includes four Mount student interns: Mikaela-Rose Blanchard ’19, Zoe Giaccone ’18, Renato Pangan ’21, and Emilie Swartvagher ’18. This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational, and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, service, and leadership in the 21st century.