Over the weekned, we went to see the Gaslight Theater’s production of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, which my software business sponsored. (We evidently paid for the smoke machine.) The show was very well done, with a much larger cast than we’ve previously seen in that small venue. It combined comedy and psychological insight to create a very interesting portrait of groupthink movements. Ionesco wrote the piece in response to the communist and socialist movements that were sweeping through Europe at the time, but it’s equally applicable to any situation where people trade in their own mind for that of the mob. (The mob in this case is intent upon becoming Rhinoceroses — a cicumstance from which much of the play’s comedy springs.)

Good show, Gaslight crew!