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Marat/sade: The inmates of an insane asylum recreate the events of the french revolution in this haunting, Heightened production from out loud theatre | edge media network
"...a visually stunning, extraordinarily well-acted and directed work of artistry."
"OUT LOUD Theatre's remarkably talented Artistic Director, Kira Hawkridge, has always proudly shied away from anything that resembles conventional, linear storytelling, and the result is always impressive, or at least, inventive."
"STYLISH... DEEPLY ENGAGING... INTOXICATING..."
"The play's overarching theme - and conclusion - is open to vast debate and wide interpretation, and the director says it best when she poses the question, Where does the patient end and the character begin?"
"...every illustrative movement or motion has purposeful, painstaking intent."
SEE WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING ABOUT MARAT/SADE:
"Last night my daughter and I were privileged to be part of an amazing experience. One doesn't simply watch an OUT LOUD Theatre production, one becomes immersed, almost part of the show. This is what live theatre should be. This is a gutsy, boisterous production of a very smart play. The actors have no respite. They are there and giving their all for two hours. Every second of it is meaningful. There are no unconsidered moments. It is played to the hilt by an ensemble of confidence and great talent. No actor here is an island apart from the main. They work together, pulling their best from each other. The play's the thing here. If you like your theatre smart and challenging, go see this."
"We saw the opening last night. In the words of Danton, "L'audace, encore l'audace, toujours l'audace." Nailed it last night - congrats to all. At first I wondered why it took so long for [OUT LOUD] to tackle this play--it's a natural fit - but then I realized that (as in the director's notes) that this play is so 2017 in spirit. I've read it and seen it before but never felt so connected to it."
"Just got home from seeing OUT LOUD's production of Marat/Sade and my brain is still reeling. Congrats to everyone involved for this powerful piece of theatre!!!"
"Wow! Simply, wow! What an incredible, thrilling, exciting, and touching production... Stunning work..."
"A truly fantastical and wondrously dark performance by the OUT LOUD collective. The cast and crew alike have successfully constructed an atmosphere that not only entices you as an audience member, but takes that oft missed extra step to truly connect with poignant (yet surreptitious) Fourth wall breaks and masterful storytelling that envelops you in the Bedlam that is the revolutionary culture of late 18th and early 19th century France. Marat/Sade is not for the faint of heart, but be you mad enough to brave the asylum, it will not disappoint."
"Marat/Sade - just WOW! Congrats to all!!! Brava!"
"Congratulations to all on an outstanding performance!"
"Saw this incredible, poignant and brave production tonight. What a refreshing night of theater. Intimate, honest and new - my favorite."
"This show is BRILLIANT!!! So good. Do not miss this."
"What a terrific production. Loved it, loved it, loved it."
"Amazing. OUT LOUD Theatre never disappoints."
"...it goes without saying that any Kira Hawkridge production is not only going to be moving (emotionally and physically) but also visually moving (both emotionally and physically.) What a delightfully colorful, yet terrifying production. The music was perfect too. Really a beautiful performance! I hope all can get out to see it. I'm going to try to come back myself!"
"A truly remarkable show!"
"It was brilliant!"
"[An] amazing and powerful production!"
"We are amazed, astonished, thrilled and honored to have been a part of this evening’s performance. Painful relevance. Exquisite craft. Boundless gratitude to all for a deliciously satisfying evening of theatre."
"Marat/Sade is poetry at its most effective. Don't miss this one."
"This show knocked it out of the park. Do not miss it."
"[I am] floored, the last ten minutes of Marat/Sade is some of the most evocative theatre I've ever seen in my life."
"Someday we may be able to chat about the juxtapositions to today's political climate, and the brilliant deconstruction of the play at the end, but until that day, thank you!"
"Saw a bunch of theater this past month, including two shows in New York. All of them were great, but Marat/Sade claims the top spot for me--hands down. OUT LOUD Theatre never brag[s] about the fact that they're doing innovative, provocative, riveting theater. They just do the work, and let it speak for itself. That's how you know they're the real deal."