Students from imaGo Theatre Company, presents ‘Huis Clos’ by Jean-Paul Sartre.
‘Huis Clos’ (‘No Exit’) was written in 1944 and it examines the afterlife in which three deceased characters are locked away together in a room for the rest of eternity. Garcin, Inez and Estelle are brought together by a somewhat sinister and mysterious Valet. The room they are placed in does not match their expectations of hell and they soon realize that they have been placed together to make each other miserable.
imaGo Theatre Company from the UK, begin a five week tour of ‘Huis Clos’ with two performances in Connecticut, one in Mystic and the second in new London. They then embark on a journey of six thousand miles, spanning twenty states, with performance venues in some of the following stops along with way – Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is an exhausting schedule which will present an immense challenge to those taking part. The venues will range from a small black box studio to an outdoor amphitheatre. The tour will test the ability of both the actors and the backstage team to adapt quickly to different spaces, both in size and stage configuration. It is an opportunity to experience one of the most arduous aspects of theatre, namely touring.
Produced by Jonathan Aldridge of imaGo Theatre Company, U.K.
Tuesday, August 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10.