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Krannert Center Events: November 2018: The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat

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

By Peter Weiss
Laura Hackman, director

Also known by the name "Marat/Sade", Peter Weiss’ 1963 classic exploration of madness, history, and revolution takes on new resonance this fall. At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.

Contains adult content

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Studio Theatre
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Studio Theatre
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00pm in the Studio Theatre

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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