Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre



St. John's Metropolitan Community Church: The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade


Fri., Jul. 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM ( Fri., Jul. 23, 2021 - Sun., Aug. 8, 2021 )

St. John's Metropolitan Community Church, 622 Maywood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603

Program

"Marat/Sade" by Peter Weiss. English version by Geoffrey Skelton. Verse adaptation by Adrian Mitchell. New musical score by al Riggs. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company.

In the early 19th century, the religious leadership of the Asylum of Charenton allowed infamous inmate and aberrant author the Marquis de Sade to perform theatrical "experiments" on the other patients. The meta-fictional musical Marat/Sade brings you--the audience--into the asylum for a barbarous performance where Sade's loyal company gives the Charenton administration more than it bargained for. Through song, comedy, eroticism, and violence, Peter Weiss's play poses challenging questions about economic oppression, blind patriotism, press censorship, and body autonomy.

Notes

Due to social distancing requirements, seating is limited to 20 attendants per performance, so advanced purchases are strongly encouraged. Masks are required for audience members. All cast and crew are COVID-vaccinated. This production will not be streamed online. Appropriate for ages 16+.

Cost

Pay what you can

Dates

  • Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, July 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, August 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM