UTC Theatre Co., in conjunction with the First Tennessee Foundation, presents a production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic existential play No Exit. Performances will be in UTC’s Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, in the UTC Fine Arts Center. The production will run Feb. 11-15 at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, on Saturday, Feb. 15, there will be an earlier performance at 2 p.m.
No Exit is the inventive and sometimes harrowing depiction of an afterlife in which three deceased characters are forced to spend eternity together as punishment for their sins. Through non-traditional use of space and lighting, the audience for this production of No Exit will come to find that they should expect the unexpected.
“Sartre challenges us to enter a world populated by only three people. In the UTC Theatre Company production, we are not approaching this classic play as a museum piece but as an active world populated by three strangers, three couches, and one door,” said Gaye Jeffers, the director of No Exit. “No Exit is a play that many people have read but few have actually seen on stage. So I’m excited to add to their knowledge of the play by creating a theatrical event in which our audience will experience No Exit. It will no longer be words on a page, but a living, breathing, battling journey of will and willpower.”
UTC Theatre Company’s No Exit production features:
· UTC Theatre Majors- Calvin Forrest, Maya Abram, Madeleine Young, and Austin Blackburn.
· Scenic Designer- Adam Miecielica
· Costume Designer- Stephanie Henderson
· Lighting Designer- John Burgess
· Stage Manager- Mario Hoyle
Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center box office by phone at (423) 425-4269 or in person. Tickets are also available to purchase at www.tickettracks.com. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors.
UTC Theatre Company’s No Exit production will be shown in a smart and innovative way. For more information about the production please call Taylor Hurley, UTC Theatre Co., (423) 355-0160.