Nightwood Theatre Presents Live-Cinematic Production of NO EXIT, 11/11-11/21
"Hell is other people." In Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist masterpiece, 'No Exit,' three damned souls collide in hell, expecting to be subjected to torture for their mortal sins, only to be left at the mercy of one another. Sartre's philosophical journey into the human psyche will be staged as a 'live movie' in a hybrid film and theatre performance presented by Nightwood Theatre from November 11-21 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. The production is conceived and directed by Kim Collier.
The play, translated for this production from its original French by Paul Bowles, stars Lucia Frangione, Laara Sadiq, Andy Thompson and Jonathon Young. Collier's unique interpretation is already receiving accolades; Toronto's Globe and Mail called it, "Brilliant...The bravest theatrical ride I've been on this year."
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is located at 12 Alexander Street, Toronto. The show will be staged in the Main Chamber. The performance begins at 8PM with weekend matiness at 2PM. For tickets please click here or call (416) 944-1740 ext. 4.
Nightwood Theatre produces essential theatre by women, including original Canadian plays and works from the contemporary international repertoire. The theatre company provides a training ground for emerging talent, promote diversity and engage artists in play development and theatre production.
Jean-Paul Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy and Existentialism. Sartre's literary works include 'La Nausee,' 'The Roads to Freedom', 'Les Mouches', 'Situations', 'Search for a Method', amongst countless others. In 1944, Sartre penned 'Huis-Clos' ('No Exit'), perhaps his best-known existentialist work.