The Central Experimental Modern Drama Theatre, one of the three leading national theatres in China, will perform No Exit, the tragedy by Jean Paul Sartre, this month in Beijing.
Sartre (1905-80) was a French novelist, playwright, and exponent of Existentialism, a philosophy acclaiming the freedom of individual. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in1964, but declined it. This is the first time one of his plays will be staged in Beijing.
No Exit portrays a group of French Resistance fighters struggling in jail with the French traitorous government during the World War II. With bold and peculiar concept, the play raises questions about the value of human life, human dignity and significance of death.
Directed by Zha Mingzhe, the Chinese adaptation of the play has a unique style of its own. No Exit stars Ms.Feng Xianzhen, a well-known actress in China, and Han Tongsheng.
No Exit runs at 7:15pm until Nov.30 except Mondays, at The Central Experimental Drama Theatre, A45 Mao'er Hutong, Dongcheng District. For tickets call 86-010-64031099.
--By Wang Ling