No Exit

Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:30 PM
Friday, November 21, 2014 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:00 PM
at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre

Tickets: $12
All discounted tickets, including pre sale or faculty discounts, must be purchased through the ticket office (217-424-6318).

Three damned souls, Garcin, Inez, and Estelle are brought to the same room in hell by a mysterious Valet. The characters come together in this microcosm of Hell in a way which shows their indispensability to one another: They become inextricably involved in each other's stories, and they represent the fundamental idea of the play-namely, that other people are torture for us. The question of 'the others' is integral to the works of Sartre; he describes over and over how other people can condemn us, define us, withhold us, and murder us-in short, take the power away from us to live life as we wish.