NPCC Theater Department presents "Rhinoceros"

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP North Platte Community College Theater Department returns with their fall production "Rhinoceros."

The play is center around World War II and the events that follow.

It's based in a small town where all residents, except for one, turns into a rhinoceros.

His name is Berenger. He is often criticized for his drinking and tardiness and becomes obsessed with the rhinos.

Theater instructor Rich Galvan says the play is often interpreted as a response and criticism to the upsurge of fascism and Nazism during that time frame.

"We also want to do things that are challenging for our audience and get them to see the world in a new perspective or comment on the things that are going on in the world today and we thought "Rhinoceros" was a really good fit, especially, like the political climate of today," he said. "I think it has a lot to say about that and this being election week, I thought it was a good play to throw in there."

Showtimes for the play are November 7-10.

The cost is five dollars.

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m at the theater south campus.