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

By Peter Weiss 

Directed by: Christopher McElroen
Set Designer: Troy Hourie
Lighting Designer: Aaron Black
Costume Designer: Kimberly Glennon
Musical Director: Kelvyn Bell
Choreographer: Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Sound Designer: Bill Toles

Cast: T. Ryder Smith, Nathan Hinton, Ron Simons, Dana Watkins, Daniel Talbot, Andrew Guilarte, Eric Walton, Jonathan Payne, James Rana, Danny Camiel, David Ryan Smith, Alexander Sovronsky, Bill Corry, Carl Louis, Chandler Wild, Donald Kingston, Eric Steven Mills, Erwin Falcon, Glenn Gordon, Jake Lemmenes, Jamal Niamke Bruce, Jamie Carrillo, Jeffrey Glaser, Kiel Perry, Lesley Billingslea, Michael Flood, Mitch Maguire, Musa Bacon, Paul Krasner, Ricardo Pérez-Gonzalez, Rommell Tolentino, Scott Sortman, Thomas Layman, Vladimi Versailles, Seth Lewandowski, Richard Vincent Weber, Rob Freedman, Tyshawn Major & Joi Sears

February 2 – March 11, 2007 | NYC

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1966, Peter Weiss’s MARAT/SADE is a theatrical tour de force that explores the concept of democracy and if it is possible given the realities and limitations of human nature. This seminal work of 20th century drama had not been given a major New York production in forty years, and was a perfect fit for the visually and intellectually ambitious production style of director Christopher McElroen.

Press Quotes

  • “A harrowing experience, a reminder that theater is not always a safe place” - The New York Times
  • “Exhilarating … startlingly violent … visceral … fearless” - Time Out
  • “A thrillingly disturbing environmental production” - BroadwayWorld.com
  • “Unrelentingly oppressive and very effective” - CurtainUp.com
  • “With obsessive attention to detail and brilliant design choices, [McElroen has] created the impression of going to hell to meet the devil … aggressively political theater” - Newsday