Marat/Sade is an Editor’s Pick in the current Theatre Bay Area issue hitting newsstands now.
“San Francisco’s Thrillpeddlers deal in decadence, whether it’s the gory Grand Guignol that they made a name for themselves with or the campy drag revivals of old Cockettes musicals that have become long-running hits for the company. And there are few more decadent plays than Peter Weiss’s The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. Usually abbreviated Marat/Sade, this 1963 play in verse is exactly what the title indicates: a tale of the assassination of one of the leaders of the French Revolution, performed not long after the revolution by the inmates of a madhouse, led by a deposed nobleman who not exemplified the aristocratic decadence the people rose up against but also had such a fetish for sexual cruelty that his name became forever synonymous with it. As you might imagine, havoc ensues.”
Tickets are available here. Use the code ‘THRILL’ to get $5 off!
BRAVA THEATER • 2781 24th St. San Francisco
15 Performances Only! • Wed.- Sun., July 11-29
Previews Wed., July 11 & Thurs., July 12
Opening Night Fri., July 13