Off-Barrow presents ‘No Exit’

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Audience members will drop their connection to the living world for Off-Barrow’s production of “No Exit” The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 3-5, at the Barrow-Civic’s Little Theatre in Franklin.

About the show: This darkly captivating one-act play is a demonstration of how people present ourselves to the world behind a social veneer, and how masks are removed in the afterlife.  Audience will be introduced to three souls in the process of facing who they became in life and a valet who oversees the chamber in which they must dwell together for all eternity.

“No Exit” is widely considered to be a literary masterpiece by French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre and is studied and produced more than any of his other dramas.  In addition to being a playwright, Sartre was also well-known as a philosopher, novelist, political activist, biographer and literary critic.  He was one of the key figures in the 20th-century philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature, but humbly declined the honor.

The production is under the direction of Nicholas Hess and produced by Casey McVay and Kolby Martin.  The cast is comprised of Ben Bodamer of Oil City and Jeri Bolton, Rob Hoover and Megan Nye, all of Franklin.

The show contains adult language and content and is intended for mature audiences.  Tickets are $10 and include a drink.  For tickets, interested persons may visit the Barrow-Civic Theatre Box Office in Franklin, call 437-3440, or visit www. barrowtheatre.com.