Peter Weiss’ 1963 classic exploration of madness, history, and revolution takes on new resonance this fall. At Charenton Asylum, the inmates reenact the final days of the French Revolution for the visiting director and his upper-class family. With found instruments, props, and imaginative costumes, the production uses song and story to craft a parable about the delights and dangers of revolutionary action.
This production contains adult content, including mob and individual violence and a scene of sexual assault, and is intended for mature audiences only.
There will be a post-performance Talkback on Thursday, November 8.