Southeastern Theatre presents ‘No Exit – Hell is other People’

Monday, October 5, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Theatre presents “No Exit” by playwright Jean-Paul Sarte. The play is translated and directed by Southeastern Louisiana University Professor Anne-Liese Fox.
     A part of Fanfare, the university’s annual fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences, the performance will run Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 6-9, and take place in Vonnie Borden Theatre located in D Vickers Hall at 7:30 p.m. nightly. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors, and non-Southeastern students; and Southeastern students are admitted free with university ID.
     Fox translated the play to modern times from its original release in Paris in 1944, reflecting the political resonances within the original context of the play. Three deceased characters, Joseph Garcin, Inez Serrano, and Estelle Rigault, are damned to hell and placed in a room together to torture each other for eternity.
     “The tag line of the play is ‘Hell is other people.’ Jean-Paul Sartre wrote the play during the last year of Nazi occupation of Paris during World War II,” Fox explained. “Our design team has altered the performance space to create the unique environment of the underworld.”
     The cast consists of four Southeastern students including Angela Griffitt of Mandeville as Inez; Shelby Elliot-Layman of Baltimore, Maryland, as Estelle; Justin Davis of Greensburg as Garcin; and Larry Heard of Abita Springs as the Bellhop.   Elisabeth Odom, a senior at Southeastern, is the stage manager.
     For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at (985) 549-2115.


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