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Tag Archives | Jean-Paul Sartre

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Review: ‘Needles and Opium’ at The Kennedy Center

Sometimes the viewer of a theatrical experience can only sit in wonder at the spectacle, not because elephants dance on soccer balls or trapeze artists spiral on silken threads, but because actors sit on ceilings while quoting Sartre’s Nausea and dialing 911 (metaphorically). Such a theatrical experience is Robert Lepage’s Needles and Opium, the first of The Kennedy Center’s Spotlight on […]

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‘No Exit’ at Nu Sass

What better theater piece to consider for an immersive, “locked-away” experience than Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit. For that alone, Nu Sass deserves and earns plaudits for its very nifty No Exit.  No Exit is the second production of Nu Sass’s Small Batch Theater (SBAS). The SBAS focuses on full- production taking place in a single room […]

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Nu Sass Brings the Second Installment of the Small Batch Audience Series to DC: Sartre’s ‘No Exit’

For those of you who didn’t witness it, something beautiful happened in the tiny gallery at Caos on F Street last spring. Nu Sass Productions (a theatre company founded on the ideals of creating theatre that allows women the opportunities to occupy nontraditional roles on and off the stage) brought Tony Kushner’s seldom-performed Nazi Germany/Reagan […]

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Spine: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ at Folger Theatre (Article)

I first read Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead back in 1974. It was but one of many plays I devoured as part of my thirst for the absurdist perspective. It’s now playing at Folger Theatre. Even then, its cleverness intrigued me more than its authenticity. Becket’s Waiting for Godot, Pinter’s The Homecoming, Genet’s The Balcony, […]

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‘No Exit’ at The Highwood Theatre

Jean-Paul Sartre was not only a great playwright, but one of the leading philosophers of the 20th Century. He wrote No Exit during the German Occupation of France during WWII, after he had been imprisoned and released for ill health. It was also after he began to see his fellow Frenchmen, who were Jewish or […]

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