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Théâtre de la Ville-Paris "Rhinocéros"

  • Theater / Dance

A radical new version of a Theatre of the Absurd classic

This highly acclaimed production of “Rhinocéros” by Théâtre de la Ville-Paris comes to Japan after triumphant tours around the world. Director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota is renowned for his brilliant reinterpretations of the European theatre canon. His dynamic, technically impressive staging pays tribute to Eugène Ionesco’s timeless allegory of totalitarianism, while also making it fresh for audiences in today’s globalized world. Gradually the inhabitants of a small provincial town in France start transforming into the eponymous animals in this comic but terrifying political play. How long can the individual resist the growing might of the collective?

Duration:105 min. (no interval)
Language:French (with Japanese surtitles)


Saturday, November 21, 19:00
Sunday, November 22, 15:00
Monday, November 23, 15:00

*Box office opens 1 hour before. Doors open 30 minutes before.

Cast & Creative Team

Text:Eugène Ionesco
Direction:Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
Assistant Director:Christophe Lemaire
Artistic Collaborator:François Regnault
Set and Lighting Design:Yves Collet
Music:Jefferson Lembeye
Costumes:Corinne Baudelot
Make-up:Catherine Nicolas
Props:Clémentine Aguettant
Cast:Hugues Quester, Serge Maggiani, Valérie Dashwood, Philippe Demarle, Charles-Roger Bour, Jauris Casanova, Sandra Faure, Gaëlle Guillou, Sarah Karbasnikoff, Stéphane Krähenbühl, Gérald Maillet, Walter N’Guyen, Pascal Vuillemot
Production:Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
Co-production:Les Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg
Le Grand T, scène conventionnée de Loire-Atlantique
Translation:Shoichiro Iwakiri
Production Co-ordination:Hajime Matsuno, Sawako Haraguchi, Tatsuya Takagi (Saitama Arts Theater), Akiko Juman (Festival/Tokyo)
Supported by Institut français, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the Fiscal 2015
Under the auspices of Ambassade de France, Institut français du Japon
Presented by Saitama Arts Theater, Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, Toshima City, Toshima Future Culture Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ)
In co-operation with Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Premiere: October 2004, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris


S Seat
Advance: 6,000 yen / Day: 6,500 yen
U-25 Advance: 4,000 yen / U-25 Day: 4,500 yen
A Seat
Advance: 4,000 yen / Day: 4,500 yen
U-25 Advance: 2,000 yen / U-25 Day: 2,500 yen
Reserved seating

Regular Tickets (S) 6,000 yen / (A) 4,000 yen
Pair Tickets (per ticket) (S) 5,400 yen
5 Performance Set (S) 5,400 yen
3 Performance Set (S) 5,400 yen
U-25 Tickets (S) 4,000 yen / (A) 2,000 yen

Saitama Arts Theater
F/T Ticket Center


Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory
4-9-1 Nishi-Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0001 Japan


Saitama Arts Theater (Main Theater)