Sunday, May 28, 2023

Theatre Oxford Presents ‘No Exit’ by Jean-Paul Sartre April 17-19

This month, Theatre Oxford presents No Exit​, a classic, existentialist play by French writer and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and the source of the now famous line “Hell is other people.”

NoEXitThe play revolves around three primary players — Garcin, the first to arrive in a strange and desolate room, and Inez and Estelle, brought in separately. There are no mirrors, the electric lights cannot be turned off, and there is no exit. Each of these individuals brings their own set of unfortunate circumstances and must, over the course of their confinement, discover the reason for their current situation. N​o Exit takes a darkly humorous, probing, and captivating look at these three damned strangers stranded in Hell. If you’ve never seen this wild absurdist tragicomedy, this is your chance!

Theatre Oxford’s production of N​o Exit​ is directed by Leyla Modirzadeh. It will run at the YAC Powerhouse on the corner of University Avenue and South 14th Street in Oxford. Shows are April 17 and April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Powerhouse will also feature a Sunday matinee on April 19 at 2 p.m. with a discussion afterward featuring Dr. Anne Quinney from the Modern Languages Department and Dr. Bryan Smyth from the Philosophy Department of Ole Miss.

Tickets are $10 cash for Theatre Oxford members, senior citizens and those presenting college and high school ID’s and $15 cash for all others. They can be purchased online at our website and at the show by cash or credit/debit (processing fee applies).

This show contains adult content and is not recommended for children under 12.

The play is directed by Leyla Modirzadeh. Other characters and local actors are as follows:

Garcin — Billy Philips

Inez — Chasity Williams

Estelle — Bethany Tarpley

Valet — Kristen Brown