Ce Soir Arts is pleased to present the existential drama NO EXIT by French playwright Jean-Paul Sartre this Tuesday, July 31, at 5:30 p.m. SLT. Portrayed by student actors, NO EXIT is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity.
In addition to the actors themselves, Ce Soir Arts appreciates the support of scriptor Draco Luv (Luv Creations) and SL creator Alia Baroque (Fallen Gods) without whom this production would not be nearly as detailed and accurate.
Although many nineteenth century philosophers developed the concepts of existentialism, it was Sartre who popularized it. His one act play, Huis Clos or NO EXIT was first produced in Paris in May, 1944, toward the end of the Nazi occupation. This play is the clearest example and metaphor for existential philosophy. There are only four characters: the valet, Garcin, Estelle, and Inez, and the entire play takes place in a drawing room, Second Empire style, with a massive bronze ornament on the mantelpiece. Hell is not the Inferno we have feared for centuries. It is a limbo for dead souls, where men and women must drop their connections to the living world and face themselves. This is emphasized by the thematic lack of mirrors in Hell. Garcin, Inez, and Estelle must serve as mirrors, and torturers, for each other. As you watch the play, put yourself in that drawing room with two people you hate most in the world.
The play is presented in voice, and there is no fee. We will appreciate you for monitoring your voice settings so that you will hear but not speak during the play. Those who attend are asked to make a donation in any amount to Relay for Life. A kiosk will be readily available at the entrance. Take the LM provided in search and walk to the Ce Soir Theatre or follow this path to the theatre entrance: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ce%20Soir/102/183/1002
Please take the notecard offered to you on arrival as it contains information you can use to heighten your enjoyment of the play. Thank you very much for your interest!