The Mt. San Antonio College Theater Program will stage its production of “Marat/Sade” (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) on Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 4-6, 8 p.m., in Mt. SAC’s Studio Theater. A special matinee performance will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.
Dealing with the hypocrisy of politics, revolutions, and the infamous murder of French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat, Marat/Sade is set in the Charenton Mental Asylum in 1808. The asylum’s inmates are about to perform a play for Parisian high society about the historical assassination of Marat.
The play within a play is a motley musical designed, directed, and produced by the Marquis de Sade, an inmate himself, jailed for his aberrant writings. Hailed as a theatrical marvel, Marat/Sade won the New York Critics Award for Best Play. Gary Davis directs this Mt. SAC production.
Tickets are $12 for general admission, $9 for seniors, students, and children under 12.
For tickets and information, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050. Tickets are also available online at www.4tix.org.