by Peter Weiss
Pistarckle Theater is proud to present, in a limited run, “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“, the 1966 multiple Tony Award winning play written by Peter Weiss. For two weeks only, audiences in St. Thomas will be able to participate in a truly unique theater experience as Pistarckle Theater will be transformed into the Charenton Asylum and the audience attend as guests of the director of the asylum….
Set in the historical Charenton Asylum,Marat/Sade is almost entirely a “play within a play”. The play directed by the Marquis de Sade takes place during the revolution, culminating in the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat. The actors are the inmates of the asylum, and the nurses and supervisors occasionally step in to restore order. The bourgeois director of the hospital, Coulmier, supervises the performance, accompanied by his wife and daughter. He is a supporter of the post-revolutionary government, in place at the time of the production, and believes the play he has organized to be an endorsement of his patriotic views. His patients, however, have other ideas, and they make a habit of speaking lines he had attempted to suppress or deviating entirely into personal opinion. Suffice it to say that they, as people who came out of the revolution no better than they went in, are not entirely pleased with the course of events as they come to be.
PAY AS YOU CAN: MAY 15 AT 8PM
OPENING NIGHT: MAY 16 AT 8PM
PERFORMANCE DATES: MAY 17, 22, 23, 24 AT 8PM
Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 9am – 1pm and 2pm -5pm. On the day of the show the box office opens at 7:00pm. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are General Admission, $25.00 and seating is on a first come basis. Student and group rates are available. To purchase tickets contact Pistarckle at 340-775-7877, visit us at Tillett Gardens or CLICK HERE
Pistarckle Theater is sponsored by the Virgin Islands Council of the Arts and Scotiabank
Congratulations to the Gifft Hill School troupe! Gifft Hill School defended their win from last year with their performance of Gulling of Malvolio from Twelfth Night.
Congratulations to Best Actress, Miss Kamira Webster from Seventh Day Adventist School for her performance in The Wedding from Taming of the Shrew and Best Actor, Mr. James Nosty from Lockhart Elementary School for his performance in The Lover’s Dream from A Midsummer’s Night Dream.
The Lana Vento Charitable Trust
VI Council on the Arts