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Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit

September 22, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Players’ Theatre Presents Jean Paul Sartre’s NO EXIT
September 22 – 25
8:00 PM
Players’ Theatre (3600 Rue McTavish, 3rd floor)
McGill University
Box office opens 7:00 PM every night. Tickets are $6 for students/seniors, $8 for adults. For reservations, email foh.players@gmail.com.
Wine and cheese on opening night following the performance!
Directed by Emma Benayoun
Starring Annie MacKay, Rowan Spencer, Cece Culver-Grey, and Spencer Malthouse
Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist masterpiece comes to McGill. Come join us…in hell.

No Exit is a 1944 existentialist French play by Jean-Paul Sartre. The original French title is Huis Clos, the French equivalent of the legal term in camera, referring to a private discussion behind closed doors; English translations have also been performed under the titles In Camera, No Way Out and Dead End. The play was first performed at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier in May 1944, just before the liberation of Paris in World War II. It is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity, and is the source of Sartre’s most famous quotation, "l’enfer, c’est les autres ("Hell is other people").

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