Written by Jean-Paul Sartre, Directed by Lola Bond
January 5 – 21, 2018
In this 1944 existentialist classic, three strangers– Garcin, Inez and Estelle– expect to be damned for all eternity upon their demise, but instead find themselves in a wholly unremarkable parlor. There is only one door, through which they cannot leave, and it soon becomes clear that their sharing this room, perhaps for eternity, is no accident. As they reluctantly share the details of their crimes, they learn– too late– the value of their choices. Choose wisely, for “Hell is other people.” No Exit is Sartre’s most popular play to this day, and for good reason! This darkly comic look at self-inflicted Hell will entertain you, and make you laugh even as you cringe.
Critic Stark Young described the 1946 American premiere as “a phenomenon of the modern theatre – played all over the continent already,” in The New Republic, and wrote that “It should be seen whether you like it or not.”
Stick around for a complementary postmission (after-show) beverage, and meet our director, cast and crew!
Don’t miss No Exit, January 5-21, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Acrosstown Repertory Theater (619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601, in the historic Baird Center across from Heartwood Soundstage and next door to Akira Wood).
There will also be a $5 preview performance on Thursday, January 4, cash-only at the door.
Purchase your tickets using a credit card or PayPal today: Tickets are $15 for the general public with a discount for seniors, students, veterans and active military and may be purchased below. A limited number of tickets are also available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.