On October 26 & 27 at 8 PM, the production L'Etat de Siege (The State of Siege) will be performed by the French theatre company Théâtre de la Ville at the Center for the Art of Performance of UCLA, Royce Hall venue. Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, Albert Camus' rare work will be performed in French with English supertitles. 

Originally staged in 1948 by Jean-Louis Barrault, "The Stage of the Siege" is a modern myth that has been described as both prescient and poetic. As the phrase "nothing is happening, nothing will happen" is eerily parroted by the chorus, the story of a nightmarish future unfolds in a city that is reduced to silence and submission under the leadership of La Peste (The Plague). The story begins when the nihilistic town drunkard, Nada, warns of an evil omen after seeing a comet appear over the fortified city of Cádiz, but the ensuing stir is surpressed by the government, as they forbid the citizens to acknowledge the comet.

Théâtre de la Ville was created in 1968 and is one of the most important landmarks in Paris. The company's past production of Ionesco's Rhinoceros was the highlight of CAP UCLA's season in 2012.


For more information, click here.

Royce Hall, UCLA 340 Royce Dr Los Angeles, CA 90095

Théâtre de la Ville performs L'Etat de Siege

When
October 26 & 27, 2017 | 8pm
Where
Royce Hall, UCLA
340 Royce Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90095
by CAP, UCLA

On October 26 & 27 at 8 PM, the production L'Etat de Siege (The State of Siege) will be performed by the French theatre company Théâtre de la Ville at the Center for the Art of Performance of UCLA, Royce Hall venue. Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, Albert Camus' rare work will be performed in French with English supertitles. 

Originally staged in 1948 by Jean-Louis Barrault, "The Stage of the Siege" is a modern myth that has been described as both prescient and poetic. As the phrase "nothing is happening, nothing will happen" is eerily parroted by the chorus, the story of a nightmarish future unfolds in a city that is reduced to silence and submission under the leadership of La Peste (The Plague). The story begins when the nihilistic town drunkard, Nada, warns of an evil omen after seeing a comet appear over the fortified city of Cádiz, but the ensuing stir is surpressed by the government, as they forbid the citizens to acknowledge the comet.

Théâtre de la Ville was created in 1968 and is one of the most important landmarks in Paris. The company's past production of Ionesco's Rhinoceros was the highlight of CAP UCLA's season in 2012.


For more information, click here.

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