Sartre's No Exit Set on Giant Teeter-Totter Starts at Hartford Stage Oct. 12

News   Sartre's No Exit Set on Giant Teeter-Totter Starts at Hartford Stage Oct. 12
In the new production of Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit at Hartford Stage, which begins performances Oct. 12, the action takes place on a giant teeter-totter set.

Jerry Mouawad stages the collaboration with Massachusetts' American Repertory Theatre (where the show previously performed) to play at the Connecticut stage through Nov. 12. Opening night is Oct. 18 for the run that uses the Stuart Gilbert translation.

"In the play, three strangers, each with an illicit past, form a bizarre love triangle while trapped together for eternity in a locked drawing room," reads a show description of the Sartre classic. Mouawad sets his production on a giant ever-shifting floor of his own design.

The A.R.T. cast of No Exit returns, featuring Remo Airaldi (Camino Real, 8 by Tenn - Hartford Stage), Will LeBow (A.R.T.'s Marat/Sade, Nocturne), Karen MacDonald (A.R.T. founding member The Miser, The Birthday Party) and Paula Plum (A.R.T.'s Lysistrata, The Marriage of Bette and Boo).

The design team for No Exit includes Kenneth Helving (lighting), Rafael Jaen (costumes) and David Remedios (sound).

The 2006-2007 lineup at Hartford continues with A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas (Nov. 24-Dec. 30), August Wilson's Fences (Jan. 11 Feb. 11, 2007), Luis Alfaro's Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (March 1-April 1, 2007), Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife (April 12-May 13, 2007) and the co-production of Terms of Endearment with Texas' Alley Theatre starring Linda Gray (May 24-June 24, 2007). Tickets to No Exit at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT are available by calling (860) 527-5151 . For more information, visit

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