The 50th Hilberry Season concludes with The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, or simply, Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss. The drama opens Friday at the Hilberry Theatre, located on the campus of Wayne State University. The drama runs on select dates through May 11.
From the Hilberry Theatre Company:
While an inmate at France’s infamous insane asylum, Charenton, the libertine and seductive author the Marquis de Sade directs fellow inmates in an intense re-creation of the breathtaking murder of Jean-Paul Marat. This fact-based play-within-a-play is total theatre. Philosophically problematic, it engages the eye, the ear and the mind with every imaginable dramatic device, technique and stage picture.
For tickets, call (313) 577-2972 or visit the Wayne State University Theatre Box Office at 4743 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock. Click here for tickets online.
About the Hilberry Theatre Company
The Hilberry Company is unique in that it is the nation’s only graduate theatre company staffed by young up-and-coming professionals that also runs on a rotating repertory schedule. About forty graduate students are selected in national competition to receive fellowships to work in this theatre and study for advanced degrees. The company performs an annual season of six plays, including high school matinees for nearly 6,000 students. Through the years four Hilberry productions have been selected to appear at the American College Theatre Festival.
- Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 24 at 2 p.m.
- Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.