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08.15.2018 | SATE presents No Exit | $15 - $20

August 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2018

Categories: Historical, Literature & Poetry, Performance Art, Storytelling, Theatre


No Exit
Directed by Bess Moynihan
Translation by Alyssa Ward
No Exit, or Huis Clos, is Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play in which three damned souls are brought to the same room in hell by a mysterious Valet. Expecting medieval torture devices to punish them for eternity, they are surprised by the deceptively simple and relatively ugly room. As they are all introduced, none of them will admit the reason for their damnation: Garcin says that he was executed for being a pacifist, while Estelle insists that a mistake has been made. Inez however, demands that they all stop lying to themselves and confess to their crimes. This play is an exploration into the human psyche and the invisible wounds we are capable of inflicting upon others, and ourselves.

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