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When: Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28 2017

The Rhinoceros Theater Festival is billed as "Chicago's longest running fringe festival," but last year's edition took a different tack from the 27 before it. Or seemed to, anyway. Where its predecessors appeared to follow the familiar fringe-fest pattern of ignoring patterns, the 2016 fest had a clear curatorial concept: Coartistic directors Beau O'Reilly and Jenny Magnus shaped it around Rhinoceros, the black comedy by Eugene Ionesco that, interestingly enough, didn't inspire Rhinofest's name. (Salvador Dalí's rhinos did.) Magnus and O'Reilly's own company, Curious Theatre Branch, staged Ionesco's tale of townsfolk transformed into odd-toed ungulates, and other artists contributed work that riffed on its themes. Continue reading >>

Price: $12 online in advance, $15 or pay what you can at the door

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