june, 2022

10jun7:30 pmJulia's PlaceA Stampede Riff off Ionesco's Absurd Classic Rhinoceros


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WORLD PREMIERE! Comedic, provocative, an eyeful and a brain twist.

Imago‘s Julia’s Place is a riff off Ionesco’s absurd classic Rhinoceros, with a cast of five
comedic Imago knockabouts, puppetry, song and extreme zaniness.

Imago’s writer/director Jerry Mouawad entered the world of Beckett when he opened To
Fly Again (2018), creating a Mad Max world infused with clown and dance theatre. With
Julia’s Place, Mouawad pays homage to Ionesco’s Rhinoceros. Here’s how it works…

His wife turned into a rhino. Her girlfriend turned into a rhino, too. We’ve seen this
dehumanizing insanity before. But with Julia’s Place, Imago Theatre riffs on Ionesco’s
freakish scenario – of a populace devolving into horned beasts – to deliver a freshly
philosophical farce. One part existentialism, two parts slapstick, this zany social satire
incorporates shadow puppetry and pure buffoonery as its two lead characters –
Porkchop (Josh Edward) and Ralph (Noel Olken) – figure out a way to survive the
stampeding apocalypse with a trio of fellow misfits or, at least, get a plate of spaghetti
from the kooky cafe owner (Carol Triffle) before the world ends.


(Friday) 7:30 pm PST


Imago Theatre

17 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

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