Published on April 7th, 2015 | by TLV News0
Theatre Oxford takes on Sartre with No Exit April 17–19 at The Powerhouse
No Exit is a classic, existentialist play by French writer and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, and is the source of the now-famous line “Hell is other people.”
The play revolves around three primary players, Garcin, the first to arrive in a strange and desolate room, and Inez and Estelle, brought in separately. There are no mirrors, the electric lights cannot be turned off, and there is no exit. Each of these individuals brings their own set of unfortunate circumstances and must, over the course of their confinement, discover the reason for their current situation. No Exit takes a darkly humorous, probing, and captivating look at these three damned strangers stranded in Hell. If you’ve never seen this wild absurdist tragicomedy, this is your chance!
Theatre Oxford’s production of No Exit is directed by Leyla Modirzadeh and produced by Ramona Brawner. It will run at the YAC Powerhouse on the corner of University Ave. and South 14th Street in Oxford. Shows are April 17 and April 18 at 7:30 pm. The Powerhouse will also feature a Sunday matinee on April 19 at 2 pm with a discussion afterward featuring Dr. Anne Quinney from the Modern Languages Department and Dr. Bryan Smyth from the Philosophy Department of Ole Miss.
Tickets are $10 cash for Theatre Oxford members, senior citizens, and those presenting college and high school IDs, and $15 cash for all others. They can be purchased online at their website (TheatreOxford.com) and at the show by cash or credit/debit (processing fee applies).