Visiting Troupe to Present Sartre
Play in French on Friday, Oct. 18
Posted October 8, 2002
HOLLAND -- A visiting theatrical troupe will
present the play "Huis Clos" (No Exit) by the French
Existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre at Hope College
on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the studio theatre of
the DeWitt Center.
Tickets are $15 each, and are on sale at the
college's Hope-Geneva Bookstore.
The play will be presented by the "Theatre de la
Chandelle Verte," a French theatrical troupe based in the
According to Christine Iaderosa, the play's
director, "Sartre's philosophy emerges intensely in this
play. The three characters, trapped in Hell for eternity,
help us understand the value of free will, choice and
responsibility. We all make choices that determine our
destiny and, ultimately, Sartre suggests that we cannot
blame government, society, or others for our choices."
"The 'Theatre de la Chandelle Verte' believes
that, in this new millennium, 'Huis Clos' asks urgent
questions about choice and responsibility," she said.
"There could be no better or more opportune time to perform
this play than now."
The performance is co-sponsored by the college's
French Cultural Studies Colloquium and department of
The DeWitt Center is located on Columbia Avenue at
12th Street. Both the Hope-Geneva Bookstore and the studio
theatre are located on the building's lower level. The
bookstore is open through Friday, Oct. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to