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By Hannah Romero

A different sort of play: Actors' Mission presents "Marat/Sade"


September 21, 2023

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The Marquis de Sade (played by Brian Marincic) puts on a play in the Asylum of Charenton.

Many directors hope audiences will walk away from their plays with a particular feeling or thought. Shane Westfall hopes audiences walk away from “Marat/Sade” with that feeling being confusion, and that thought being “what did I just watch?”

“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,” usually shortened to “Marat/Sade,” is the Actors’ Mission’s latest production, directed by Westfall and opening this weekend.

“I'll be blunt,” Westfall said. “It's very stra...

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