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Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST

RHINOCEROS opened Monday night to a sold-out audience at the Lincoln Loft. This absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco and translated by Derek Prouse is helmed by Aaron Henrickson and is the inaugural production from his company, THEatre HEIST in collaboration with Eclectic Full Contact Theatre. The show runs through September 16th.

A businessman and his prominent family are on a destructive stampede, and recruiting others to join in their annihilation of their own town. Will the town #resist, or fall victim to the crush of a hostile takeover disguised as a social movement? Terrifying isolation meets explosive laughter in this cautionary comedy about the dangers of impending populism, mob mentality, and complacency in the face of a totalitarian takeover. This unfortunately timely dark comedy takes place in a world very similar to our own.

Tickets and more information available now at eclectic-theatre.com/rhinoceros.

Photos courtesy of Katie Hunter

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Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Jean (Justin Tsatsa) and Berenger (Andy Blaustein) chat about the nature of life.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Jean (Justin Tsatsa), Waiter (Chris Fowler) and Berenger (Andy Blaustein) notice a strange noise reverberating through the streets.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Waiter (Chris Fowler), Jean (Justin Tsatsa), Grocer's Wife (Anna Donnell), and Berenger (Andy Blaustein) see a wild beast.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Waiter (Chris Fowler), Grocer (Michael C. Hyatt) Jean (Justin Tsatsa), Grocer's Wife (Anna Donnell), and Berenger (Andy Blaustein), and Patron (Melissa Reeves) are astounded by a rhinoceros stampeding down the street.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Full ensemble of RHINOCEROS in awe of a strange occurrence.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Jean (Justin Tsatsa) and Berenger (Andy Blaustein) at the cafe.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Jean (Justin Tsatsa) and Berenger (Andy Blaustein) at the cafe.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Berenger (Andy Blaustin), Daisy (Nicola Rinow), Mrs. Papillon (Melissa Reeves), Chris Fowler (Dudard), and Elliott Plowman (Botard) working in the office.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Dudard (Chris Fowler) and Mrs. Papillon (Melissa Reeves) try to focus at the office.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Tensions run high as Dudard (Chris Fowler), Daisy (Nicola Rinow), Berenger (Andy Blaustein), and Botard (Elliott Plowman) debate whether the news is to be believed.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Mrs. Papillon (Melissa Reeves) is evacuated from the office following an incident.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Berenger (Andy Blaustein) is at his Wit's End as his friends abandon him, and Dudard (Chris Fowler) tries to comfort him.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Berenger (Andy Blaustein) and Dudard (Chris Fowler)

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Berenger (Andy Blaustein) and Dudard (Chris Fowler)

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Berenger (Andy Blaustein) and Dudard (Chris Fowler)

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Berenger (Andy Blaustein) and Dudard (Chris Fowler)

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Berenger (Andy Blaustein) and Daisy (Nicola Rinow) share an intimate moment.

Photo Flash: First Look at RHINOCEROS from Eclectic Full Contact Theatre and THEatre HEIST
Berenger (Andy Blaustein) and Daisy (Nicola Rinow)



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