When: Dec. 12-21 2014
It's almost unbelievable that Nazi Germany existed in its various forms; Parisians were still coming to terms with it in the years following World War II, which begat the Theatre of the Absurd movement, a morbidly funny artistic skewering of the senselessness of existence. Eugène Ionesco's 1959 play Rhinoceros was a true highlight, a highly symbolic criticism of -isms featuring a small town morphing into things unexpected. See it done by THEATREdART at 8 tonight at Cottonwood Center for the Arts (427 E. Colorado Ave., theatredart.org). Tickets are $15. — Bryce Crawford
Price: $15; students, $5; first weekend is 'pay what you can'