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Joy Sorman & Catherine Lacey in Conversation ONLINE EVENT Albertine Bookstore/French Embassy
Oct 17
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Joy Sorman & Catherine Lacey in Conversation ONLINE EVENT Albertine Bookstore/French Embassy

Albert Camus’ State of Siege – LA

When a comet appears in the sky over the fortified city of Cádiz, Nada, the nihilistic town drunkard, warns that it is an evil omen. The stir among the people is quashed by a government edict forbidding them to acknowledge that they have seen a comet, and a chorus parrots “Nothing is happening, nothing will happen.” Thus begins The State of siege, a modern myth created by Albert Camus that was originally staged in 1948 by Jean-Louis Barrault.  Both prescient and poetic, this rare piece—restaged by the internationally renowned French company Théâtre de la Ville—is a distorted reflection of a nightmarish future in which a city is reduced to silence and submission under the leadership of a character called La Peste (“The Plague”).

For tickets or more information, go to cap.ucla.edu or call the UCLA box office at 310-825-2101.
Use promo code Siege15 to receive a 15% discount on single tickets. *
*Offer based on availability. Not good with any other offer.  No cash value. Offer expires 10/27/17.

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