The Brooklyn Lyceum, an eccentric theatre, cafe and, yes, gym, is bringing the UglyRhino Festival to Brooklyn for the first time. Nathan’s and Yelp are sponsoring the fledgling festival, which is being produced by Bryce Norbitz and Carolyn Cury. UglyRhino is a theatre, music and dance festival unlike any other out there now. While two theatrical pieces, “Celebration” by Harold Pinter and “Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco, will be the centerpieces of the festival, there will be plenty of other improv, dance, and music available. It will be a more casual theatre experience than usual, though still one held together by a passionate cast and crew.
The UglyRhino Festival runs November 9th-21st. Most performances start at 7:30 PM and cost $18 at the door or $15 if bought in advance. Sunday’s performances start at 5. The ten year old Brooklyn Lyceum is located at 227 4th Avenue in Brooklyn and is proud of it’s jack of all trades atmosphere, hosting anything from a wedding to a play to a basketball game. Parties will be held after the performances nearly every night along with one or both of the main pieces, lending a – yes, I’m saying it – festive air to the festival. Live bands and DJs will add to that atmosphere. Brooklyn theatre buff should stop by and check it out.