Productions is delighted to bring back its premier production,
Ellipsis, a modern adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic
existentialist play “No Exit”, for ten performances at DCs arts
2002, after a very successful run this past spring at multiple
locations within the Baltimore/DC metro area. The
play was written and directed by Kelley Slagle.
is a vast and Byzantine bureaucracy. In its infernal logic it gives
no notice or quarter to human perception. For every Stalin or Hitler
we imagine tortured on bloodthirsty racks, the reality of Hell is
in fact much simpler.
this: You are placed in a shabbily furnished and discomforting room,
surrounded by people whom you do not know nor care for. Your only
other company is that of small flashes of the life you left behind
passing before you -- the tormenting thoughts of your own sins and
frailties. There is no sleep, no release, and no escape.
our single room we meet Dr. Joseph Garcin: a charming, handsome
and intelligent man whose disarming demeanor hides a selfish and
petulant adolescent. His foil and antagonist is Inez Serrano, a
streetwise lesbian whose bitter, narcissistic worldview is edged
with cutting wit and withering sarcasm. And finally, there is Estelle
Rigault -- a childlike beauty, a spoiled princess, and a stark,
unflinching social predator.
people… Three sins… One Hell.
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