Hippopotamus - RHINOFEST 2016
Assembled from the discarded scraps, drafts, and notes for various and sundry works (for the stage, page, and children), a theoretical portrait of the artist (in never-before-seen proportions) emerges. What it does after that, is anybody's guess.
Founded in 2000, the side project has presented more than 200 playsmore than 150 of which have been world premieresover the course of more than 80 productions, including 60 full-lengths, 15 one-act festivals, and various storytelling and improv festivals. This marks the third collaboration between the company and Shift Seven Productions for the Rhinoceros Theater Festival.
Playwright (and Artistic Director) Adam Webster has written more than 15 one-acts that have been performed around town, and adaptations of Hippolytus, Life Is a Dream, and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. His adaptation of Lysistrata, published by Pearson Press, has received productions and readings internationally. He splits his time between theatre and academia, and with an ax. Careful of the splinters.
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