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Our Season

No Exit by Jean Paul-Sartre, Translated by Paul Bowles

October 6–8 @ 7:30 p.m. & October 9 @ 2:30 p.m.


No Exit is a 1944 existentialist French play by Jean-Paul Sartre. The play begins with three characters who find themselves waiting in a mysterious room. It 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 and often misinterpreted quotation "L'enfer, c'est les autres" or "Hell is other people", a reference to Sartre's ideas about the look and the perpetual ontological struggle of being caused to see oneself as an object from the view of another consciousness.


Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare


November 17–19 @ 7:30 p.m. & November 20 @ 2:30 p.m.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves.


Cabaret
Book by Joe Masteroff, Based on the Play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

April 6–8 @ 7:30 p.m. & April 9 @ 2:30 p.m.


Cabaret is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit, inspiring numerous subsequent productions in London and New York, as well as the 1972 film by the same name.

It is based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it is based in nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

 

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