Marat/Sade, written by Peter Weiss and directed by Robert Seale, will be performed by the Acadia Theatre Company in November.
With the after-effects of the 2008 financial meltdown, the Occupy and Arab Spring movements, the EU monetary crisis and Canadian/American political polarization, the streets are full of those questioning authority. Fifty years ago, Peter Weiss's Tony Award-winning play Marat/Sade echoed the political turmoil of the 1960s by harkening back to yet another tumultuous period in world history, the French Revolution.
The play confronts revolutionary change in the 1790s, 1960s or 2012: does true revolution come from changing society, or from changing oneself?
Performances are in Lower Denton Theatre on campus: 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15-17 and 21-24, with a 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 17. Tickets: $12, $10 for students and seniors, $7 for groups of eight or more. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Acadia Box Office or at the door.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Nov. 15 showing, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and contact information. Winners will be chosen at noon Nov. 14.