Total theatre that engages the eye, the ear, and the mind, "Marat/Sade" gives us two historical truths: the infamous Marquis de Sade was confined in the lunatic asylum of Charenton, where he staged plays; and the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat was stabbed in a bathtub by Charlotte Corday at the height of the Terror during the French Revolution. All the forces and elements possible to the stage are fused in one overwhelming experience. The play is about revolution: Are the same things true for the masses and for their leaders? And where, in modern times, lie the borderlines of sanity? And what if, in these modern/post-modern/pre-collapse times, the play isn’t really set in an insane asylum in France in 1808, but in a maximum-security US prison in 2018, enacted by prisoners for their “recreation, entertainment, and education”?
The cast includes some local professional actors, as well as UNO students.
- Previews: April 11-12
- Performances: April 13-14 and 18-21
- Tag Nite Out: April 11
- Audio description available: April 19
The house opens at 7:00 P.M. with a 7:30 P.M. curtain for all performances.
Tickets are free for all UNO students. For general audiences, preview nights are $6 and all others are $16.
For tickets, visit the UNO Theatre website or call the box office at 402.554.PLAY. The UNO Theatre Box Office accepts all major credit cards.
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