No Exit by Jean–Paul Sartre
Directed by Hayden Warren
August 15th 7:30pm
August 16th 2pm & 7:30pm
August 17th 2:00 pm
French playwright Jean-Paul Sartre's most famous work, the play's original title is the French equivalent of the legal term "in camera," referring to a private discussion behind closed doors. Other English translations have also been performed under the titles "In Camera," "No Way Out," "Vicious Circle," "Behind Closed Doors," and "Dead End."
The play is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. It is the source of Sartre's especially famous but often misinterpreted quotation, "L'enfer, c'est les autres." Translated, "Hell is other people", the quote from the play is a reference to Sartre's ideas about the perpetual ontological struggle of being caused to see oneself as an object in the world of another's consciousness.
First performed at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier in May 1944, this production is brought to you by the directors and producers of last year's wildly successful production of John Cariani's "Almost, Maine."
Black Sheep Theatre is proud to bring this soul-searching and thought-provoking interpretation of this existential classic to the Rochester stage, in this, its 70th Anniversary year.
Brennen Johnson, Danielle Koehler, Colleen DiVincenzo, Jesse Staples
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