EVENTS

January 12, 2020

2:00pm

As part of our free Readers’ Theatre Series, Nutley Little Theatre presents

“Rhinoceros”
Directed by Linda Ribaudo

Rhinoceros is a play by absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco. Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses; the lone human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered everyman figure criticized in the play for his drinking, tardiness, slovenly lifestyle and his increasing paranoia and obsession with the rhinoceroses. The play is a response and criticism of the themes of conformity, culture, fascism, responsibility, logic, mass movements, mob mentality, philosophy, and morality.  Though written in 1959, the themes addressed are as relevant in today’s computer-driven social media culture as they were then.  Could today’s computers be our Rhinoceros?

Nutley Little Theatre
47 Erie Place
Nutley, NJ  07110

This is a free event. Donations at the performance are accepted.


March 8, 2020

2:00pm

“ALWAYS SPLIT ACES AND EIGHTS”

Maggie, a seasoned Las Vegas black jack dealer, is fighting to keep her job. A mean-spirited pit boss watches her every move looking for an excuse to fire her. Maggie becomes involved with four of her players, a college professor and his much younger hairdresser girlfriend, a high roller and a distressed teacher. They become her confidants as she deals cards, tells them her life story and listens to theirs. Her buried past comes roaring up as she deals her final hands.

Nutley Little Theatre
47 Erie Place
Nutley, NJ  07110

This is a free event. Donations at the performance are accepted.