Theatrix opens its new season Oct. 24 with Jean-Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit.” The story of three strangers locked in a room for all eternity plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25, and 2 p.m. Oct. 26-27 in the Temple Building’s Lab Theatre.
Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased online at http://go.unl.edu/4uku or at the door prior to a performance. All tickets are general admission. Advance purchase is recommended.
“No Exit” tells the story of three strangers who realize they won’t face fire and brimstone as torture in the afterlife. Written in the dawn of absurdist theater, “No Exit” questions an individual’s state of being and asserts that Hell is just other people.
The production is directed by Clare Carl, a senior performance and directing/theatre management student.
“This play first caught my attention with its vulnerable, gritty, rich characters,” Carl said. “Upon further research, I became enwrapped in the philosophical school of thought that is Sartre’s existentialism. Sartre believed that ‘essence precedes existence,’ and challenges the viewers of ‘No Exit’ to consider how much our state of being is influenced by others.”
Cast members are Kayla Klammer, Thomas Boyle, Michelle Ingle and Jorden Charley-Whatley.
Designers for “No Exit” include Travis Triplett, lighting; Dominic Ciofalo, sound; Cassandra Tyrell, scenic; Travis Jensen, props; and Grant Alsup, costumes. The production’s stage manager is Stephanie Kahler.
Theatrix is the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film’s student-run theater company.