Photo Flash: Get a Sneak Peek at the Cast of New Yiddish Rep's RHINOCEROS in Costume
Yesterday, the cast of the Yiddish world premiere of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros held its costume parade, the point in rehearsal where actors model their costumes for the director's approval. The resplendent wardrobe for Rhinoceros has been created by innovative designer Susannah Norris-Lindsay. Scroll down for a sneak peek!
Performances are set to begin September 7th, with the Opening on Thursday, September 14th at the Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42 Street (between Tenth & Eleventh Aves.) Rhinoceros is set to play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through October 8th. Presented by New Yiddish Rep in association with the Castillo Theatre, Rhinoceros will be performed in Yiddish with English supertitles.
Nearly 60 years since its premiere, the agonizingly comedic Rhinoceros is making its Yiddish language debut with a translation by Eli Rosen. Called "An allegory for our times" by The New York Times, Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros is one of the main influences of Theatre of the Absurd. The sublime is merged with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition, in which an individual citizen of a small town watches his friends turn into Rhinoceroses one by one until he alone stands unchanged. The cast of Rhinoceros features Alec Burko, Amy Coleman, Macha Fogel, Malky Goldman, Sean Griffin, Chezky Israeli, David Mandelbaum, Caraid O'Brien, Eli Rosen, Luzer Twersky, and Melissa Weisz.
RHINOCEROS marks the second Yiddish world premiere at New Yiddish Rep, following their groundbreaking production of GOD OF VENGEANCE last season which scored a New York Times Critics' Pick. New Yiddish Rep is dedicated to creating modern theater which speaks to a diverse contemporary audience, including those who never might have thought they could connect to a performance in a language other than their own.
Photo Credit: Pedro Alejandro Hernandez
Malky Goldman and Luzer Twersky