20th ANNUAL FRENCH PLAY AT WHITTIER COLLEGE
KICK-OFF EVENT OF NATIONAL FRENCH WEEK 2016

 

Whittier College Modern Language Department

presents

 

"huis-clos (no exit)"

by Jean-paul sartre

 

Directed by ANDRE NERMAN

Performed by the Paris-based COMPANIE CARAVAGUE

 

Presented In French

 

Friday, October 28, 2016

7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $10.00

$5.00 for students



Imagine yourself trapped in a minimally furnished room with two imperfect strangers and finding out that whatever utterance your mind forms succumbs to the pressure of those staring at you. No intimate thought, none of your deepest feelings can escape the scrutiny of your roommates, cellmates, hellmates. It’s the boiling point of peer pressure: “L’enfer, c’est les autres” or “Hell is others.”

Huis-Clos / No Exit is the most celebrated and studied existentialist play. French philosopher, playwright, novelist, and essayist, Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) has cast in a sharp light his stark views about the relation of the self to others, making his philosophy of humanity accessible to a large audience.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) and the AATF-SoCal Chapter,
the Dept. of Modern Languages & Literature and the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College

 Directions, Map & More Info.: http://www2.whittier.edu/facultypages/mmchirol/S2-HuisClos.html

 

 

 

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