Photo Flash: First Look at MARAT/SADE, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
The Theatre Project's "Exciting and innovative" rep company TP&co, presents their contemporary adaptation of Marat/Sade, Peter Weiss' avant-garde drama, with a fresh take on a dangerous play that taps directly into an undercurrent of social unease. Directed by Christian Amato with original music by Danny Gray, Marat/Sade opens tonight, May 30, and runs through June 13 at the historic Players Theatre in the heart of the Greenwich Village. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
Fueled by civil unrest and the dawn of information warfare, Marat/Sade is a delightfully macabre tale of class struggle and revolution. The infamous Marquis de Sade directs a play-within-the-play depicting the death of Jean-Paul Marat, a radical journalist whose words helped drive the extremism of the French Revolution. This Tony-winning drama poses the question of whether revolution can really bring about lasting change.
After 30 years, TP&co has created an adaptation of this modern classic that centers on the 21st Century's obsession with hacktivists, whistleblowers and espionage. In a social climate where the 99% is once again taking to the streets against repression and censorship, this timely production is presented for a limited engagement Off-Broadway at The Players Theatre.
To purchase tickets or for more information, Call The Players Theatre Box Office at 212-475-1449 or visit www.TheTheatreProject.org. Tickets start at $40, but a limited quantity of tickets will be available exclusively at the door for $20 with the code TWENTY. The Box Office is located at 115 Macougal Street.
Photo Credit: Kelly Marsh/The Theatre Project
The Four Singers attentively await the Herald''s cue.
This contemporary adaptation of Marat/Sade draws inspiration from notable moments in media that champion the freedom of inspiration. Parallels such as Wikileaks and Anonymous serve as a perfect example of revolution in the digital age.
Simonne tends to Jean-Paul Marat played by Charlotte Pines.
The Marquis de Sade shares a gruesome tale.
Riot and rebellion ensue as the people feel continually slighted by the government.
Sade is erotically choked by Corday and The Four Singers in a disturbing act of masochism.
Chaos ensues as the employees of Charenton revolt.