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Closing Sunday, August 10th: Come See MARAT/SADE!

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Time is running out to see the heralded play, MARAT/SADE: It ends this weekend

“MARAT/SADE is a Rocky Horror Show for intellectuals and other unsocial beings,” says director Kent Johnson. How so?

The play flings audiences into the French Revolution to rediscover mob theory on the angry streets of Paris. Guillotine blades are quickly dulled by the flying heads of the old aristocracy, while a new ruling class has spawned out of the old revolutionary leaders. JEAN-PAUL MARAT is deadly crazed about it.

March on to 1808 near Versailles, a madhouse called Charenton houses a playwright by the title of Marquis de Sade. He decides to present a play starring the inmates to retell the story of MARAT. The play morphs into a bloody dream sequence that takes us from the Great Terror to the new France of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

A veritable buffet of history, philosophy and politics to be served Saturday night — don’t miss out!

More on Marat/Sade here.