Tag: The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
Bare Theatre had — and, hopefully, still has — another hit on their hands: Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade. I say “hopefully has,” because, after their Saturday, March 14th, opening night at the Durham Friends Meeting (Quaker) in Durham, NC, this production (like most others) has been put on hold. The full name of this 1963 play… Read More ›
It takes chutzpah for a fledgling community theater, such as Free Association Theatre Ensemble of Cary, NC, to mount a full-scale modern-dress production of German playwright Peter Weiss’ provocative 1963 play, “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade,” in a storefront in Harrison Pointe Shopping Center, on a shoestring budget, with overhead fluorescent light fixtures illuminating the action.
Free Association Theatre Ensemble will present an ambitious community-theater production of “Marat/Sade,” a complex 1963 play by German-born playwright Peter Weiss (1916-82), with music by New York composer Richard Peaslee and lyrics by Weiss, on Nov. 5 and 6, 11-13, and 18-20 at 267 Grande Heights Dr. in Cary.