by peter weiss
13 , 14 June 2016
in association with
the Newtown High School
of the Performing Arts
The year is 1808. In the bath hall of the French provincial asylum at Charenton, patients have assembled under the direction of the notorious Marquis de Sade to perform a re-enactment of the events leading up to the brutal assassination of Jean Paul Marat at the hand of Charlotte Corday. Director of Charenton, Francois Coulmier, invites you, good people, to witness the great strides in rehabilitation that artistic expression affords the mentally afflicted.
Heavily abridged and performed by an ensemble of 30 actors, our production of Marat/Sade pits the romantic idealism of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat against the nihilistic, individualist perspective of the Marquis de Sade.
It’s been a pleasure working with these young actors as they tackle one of the most difficult texts in 20th century theatre.
Writer Peter Weiss
Directer Tara Clark and Oleg Pupovac
Set and Production Design Juice Creative
With the senior acting company at the NHSPA: Jake Arrendondo, Nina Bayndrian, Karl Beattie, Gabriel Burke, Spencer Clark, Ivy Crago, Byron Davis, Sarah Doyle, Jacob El Mahir, Jared Gold, Venus Hauge, Emilia Jousif, Molly Kc, Ari Kwasner-Catsi, Lucy Lock, Miranda Longhurst, Magnolia Minton Sparke, Allegra Monk, Lorcan Power, Poppy Preston, Katherine Rajwar, Basil Scott-Mitchell, Francesca Sweeney-Nash, Kimmi Tonkin, Jack Walton, Eugie Watson and Nadia Zwecker.
" i am the revolution "