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Brava Theater Center - Main Theater
at York Street 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
415-641-7657
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 45 members
Review from Austin Nation
Red Velvet 719 events 620 reviews

Interesting story...but I didn't like this show as much as I have enjoyed the others I have seen by this group.

reviewed Jul 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 444 events 335 reviews

They really needed to pick up the pace on this show. It was just too slow. I left at intermission.

reviewed Jul 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael
Red Velvet 188 events 56 reviews

my wife and i attended a performance of marat/sade last month in colombia where most of the cast wore white sheets and the stage was almost barren...and it was masterfully presented. the performance we attended last night at the brava was well...continued

reviewed Jul 12 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Let the truly adventurous eat Marat/Sade. In what may be the year’s most felicitous blend of company, producer, and material, Thrillpeddlers and Marc Huestis offer an exuberant, exquisitely trashy, and note-perfect revival of Peter Weiss’s radical 1963 play…” — __”SF Bay Guardian":http://www.sfbg.com/2012/07/17/asylum-seekers__
“The 25-person ensemble isn’t just a backdrop; rather, the collective is the star of the show. Each member of the cast has a fully fleshed out relationship with every other member, creating a lively society-in-miniature.” —__”SF Weekly":http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2012/07/marat_sade_thrillpeddlers.php__
“Written in the early 1960s, Marat/Sade remains a remarkably relevant work and retains an almost diabolical theatrical intensity that so dazzled early audiences…. and the production at Brava is an even more rare blend of artistry, dramatic connection, and showbiz pizazz wrapped up as a carefully planted sloppy wet kiss.” —Bay Area Reporter
“The acting and musical challenges of the piece are handled beautifully by the enthusiastic ensemble, and the leads are brilliant.” —Theatre Storm
“A must see” —Huffington Post
Listen to Judy Collins’ Marat/Sade , a medly of songs from the play.

Description

Marc Huestis presents Thrillpeddlers’ _Marat/Sade _

written by Peter Weiss/directed by Russell Blackwood

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean Paul Marat as performed by the Inmates of the Asylyum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss.

Almost fifty years ago, when Peter Weiss’ Tony- winning play and theatrical event premiered, voiced demanded change. Today with Occupy movement, once again the street are alive with youth questioning authority. Marat/Sade captures the politics of these exciting moments by harkening back to another tumultuous period—The French Revolution. The dialectics of personal and political change are seen through the eyes of its two protagonists: the infamous Marquis de Sade, after whom sadism is named, and a proponent of pleasure; and Jean-Paul Marat, the clarion voice of the people—now awaiting assassination in his bathtub at the hands of counter revoluntionary Charlotte Corday. With its bloody depiction of class struggle and human suffering, hope and disillusionment, Marat/Sade is a slyly humorous feast for the mind and eye and once again outrageously relevant.

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