Opened Feb 11, 2000
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Political playwright and director Fred Newman presents this Avante-Garde look at the French Revolution and sixties America. MARAT/SADE is set in 1808 in the bath hall of the French insane asylum of Charenton. The play follows inmate Marquis de Sade as he leads an acting company of mental patients and political prisoners in an unusual retelling of the murder of the French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat. The inmates' production is presented before an audience of French aristocracy put increasingly on edge by the alarming content of the play and the unpredictably behavior of the inmates/cast. Tension mounts as the Marquis' cast turns on its audience of priviliged voyeurs and acts out its threats of physical violence.

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