RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco

Red Monkey Theater Group presents
by Eugene Ionesco

Performing October 2017
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Cahill Theater
Founder’s Hall
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Ave, Riverdale, NY 10471
$25 General, $15 Students & Seniors
Free for CMSV students & staff

By turns hilarious, strange, disturbing, and arresting, Ionesco’s savage commentary on the human condition is a classic 20th century drama. The citizens of a provincial town are gradually transforming into rhinoceroses. One by one, they are forced to confront the nature of their humanity, morality, and individuality.

Sun 10/8 2pm*

Thu, 10/12 at 8pm
Fri 10/13 8pm
Sat, 10/14 2pm
Sat 10/14 8pm
Sun 10/15 2pm*
Thu 10/19 8pm

*includes post-performance discussion with director & cast

Berenger: Thomas Anawalt
Daisy: La Rivers
Jean: Matt Gordon
Dudard: Dave Hentz
Botard/The Proprietor: Larry Reina
The Old Gentleman/Fireman: Tomo Lovric
The Grocer’s Wife/Mrs. Boeuf/Old Woman: Elizabeth Mialaret
Mr. Papillon/The Grocer: Derek Tarson
The Logician: Brad Crownover
The Housewife: Grace Leneghan
Old Man: David Wetter


Producer – Tal Aviezer
Director – Carolyn J. Fuchs
Stage Manager – Rachel Tamarin
Set Designer – Carolyn J. Fuchs
Costume Designer – Carolyn J. Fuchs
Sound Designer – Jorge Olivo
Lighting Designer – Will Spitzer
Makeup Designer – Melissa Frey
Choreographer – Amy Frey
Lighting Consultant – David Ullman
Props Head – Bret Bucci
Assistant Stage Manager – Sam Schroedel
Sound Operator – Alexis Peterson
Makeup Assistant – Amy Frey
Costume Assistants – Amelia Huckel-Bauer, Alison Todd
Scenic Painter – Julia Register

CMSV Interns – Zoe Giaccone, Renato Pangan, Mikaela-Rose Blanchard, Emilie Swartvagher

“Rhinoceros” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


This program is funded, in part, from public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


New Managing and Education Directors

We’re delighted to announce two new additions to Red Monkey Theater Group’s leadership team for the 2017-2018 season: Managing Director Rachel Tamarin and Education Director Amelia Huckel-Bauer.


New Managing Director Rachel Tamarin graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Geneseo in 2013 with a double major in theater and psychology and a minor in women’s studies. Her involvement with Red Monkey began with an internship in spring 2014. She has gone on to work on 13 productions with the company, most recently directing DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE by Sarah Ruhl in Spring 2017, having previously directed Boise, Idaho as part of the Red Monkey Variety Show. She has served as production stage manager for the past two seasons, including Red Monkey’s recent productions of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Neil Gaiman’s NEVERWHERE, and SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES (in partnership with M&M PAC).


New Education Director Amelia Huckel-Bauer has been a regular on stage for Red Monkey since 2014. She appeared this past season as Hunter in NEIL GAIMAN’S NEVERWHERE. Amelia holds a BFA in Acting from Tisch, NYU and an MA in Educational Theater from Steinhardt, NYU, and she recently founded Elora Theater Arts, an educational theater company.

Previous Red Monkey work includes Sylvia in TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Julia Stonor in SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND; and Chick in CRIMES OF THE HEART. Other New York acting work includes Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Titania in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM; and Lucille in John Patrick Shanley’s PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS.

Amelia also teaches at the New York Botanical Garden and lives in the Bronx with her husband and baby daughter.

In her new role with Red Monkey, Amelia will oversee our internship and apprentice program, and coordinate workshops and classes.