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SATE presents NO EXIT by Jean-Paul Sartre:
An existentialist play with a new adaptation by Alyssa Ward
Directed by Bess Moynihan
August 15-September 1, 2018 at The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive
SATE celebrates its twelfth year producing theatre in St. Louis with its Season of Entrapment. The 2018 season will explore the definition of entrapment: the state of being caught in or as in a trap. For the third production of its Season of Entrapment, SATE will present No Exit. No Exit, or Huis clos, is Jean-Paul Sartres existentialist play in which three damned souls are brought to the same room in hell by a mysterious Valet. Expecting medieval torture devices to punish them for eternity, they are surprised by the deceptively simple and relatively ugly room. As they are all introduced, none of them will admit the reason for their damnation: Garcin says that he was executed for being a pacifist, while Estelle insists that a mistake has been made. Inez however, demands that they all stop lying to themselves and confess to their crimes. This play is an exploration into the human psyche and the invisible wounds we are capable of inflicting upon others, and ourselves. No Exit is the source of Sartre's famous quotation "L'enfer, c'est les autres" or "Hell is other people."
The performing ensemble includes Katy Keating, Sarah Morris, Shane Signorino, and Rachel Tibbetts.
No Exit is directed by Bess Moynihan; this production marks her professional directorial debut. Alyssa Ward created the translation for SATEs production. The production stage manager is Kristen Strom. Set design by Bess Moynihan and lighting design by Michael Sullivan. Sound design by Ellie Schwetye and costume design by Marcy Wiegert. Graphic design by Dottie Quick and photography by Joey Rumpell.
SATEs No Exit is made possible by funding from Missouri Arts Council and the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.
The Chapel (View)
6238 Alexander Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105
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