OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Classic play by Sartre presented by OSU Theatre beginning April 18

04/12/2013

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Theatre will present Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic existentialist comedy, “No Exit,” April 18-20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held on April 21 beginning at 2 p.m.

This darkly funny play, directed by OSU student Abbey Pasquini, will appear in the lab theater in Withycombe Hall, 30th and Campus Way, Corvallis.

“No Exit” was written in 1944 during the German occupation of France and deals with what happens after death, and the punishment that might be waiting for the damned. There are no torture devices in this version of hell, just an uncomfortable room and two other people. As one of the characters in the play states, “Hell is other people.”

Director and designer Pasquini said she is eager to share this complex and philosophical work with audiences. “This play is a wonderful learning experience that is full of laughter, while also working through heavy, sometimes downright uncomfortable, philosophies,” she said.

The production features a cast of OSU students including seniors Claire Bryggman and Alycia Olivar and juniors Sam Thompson and Joseph Workman.

Tickets are on sale at the door only and are $6 for general admission, $5 for seniors, $4 for students/youth and $3 for OSU students.

For more information contact OSU Theatre Box Office 541-737-2784 or visit http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre/

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