California Stage presents Marat/Sade
California Stage will open its highly anticipated production of Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss July 19th, 2014. Veteran Los Angeles director Kent Johnson dives into Weiss’ avant garde masterwork to create the most outrageous musical spectacle of the season. (Tickets available online here.)
Weiss reveals what happens when the “1%” goes too far and takes too much in his grandiose and grotesque play-within-a-play. In 1808, the infamous Marquis de Sade directs the inmates of the Charenton lunatic asylum in his own luridly critical take on the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday and the French Revolution as a whole. De Sade’s fellow patients, lead by the Herald, voice their own discontent with the Marat’s glorious Revolution through song, dance and pantomime set to live music.