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He Who Gets Slapped

Carnegie Mellon University, Purcell Center for the Arts

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

In an exotic French circus, a man battles desperately to come to terms with his shadowy past. Leonid Andreyev’s He Who Gets Slapped is a thrilling and powerful work that explores acceptance, social vanity and moral corruption. Will a man’s failure to conform inevitably lead to his public mortification and private destruction or could his indomitable spirit save them all?

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