By Peter Weiss
Directed by Brenna Geffers
Staged in the remarkable Rotunda Sanctuary in West Philly, Marat/Sade became the runaway hit of the 2010 Philly Fringe Festival.
When a charismatic leader promises change, the people want immediate satisfaction - or blood will run. "Marat/Sade" takes you into the seductive world of the Marquis de Sade where musicians, dancers, and asylum inmates run the show. Our production featured brand new music by Mathew Wright and was performed live by the cast on toy piano, cello, mandolin, and accordion.
Featuring: David Blatt, Ross Beschler, Joe Canuso, Andrew Clotworthy, Hank Curry, Megan Hoke, Jered McLenigan, Sarah Rachel Schol, Cindy Spitko, Griffin Stanton-Ameisen, Josh Totora, Steve Wright, and Mathew Wright.
Director: Brenna Geffers
Composer: Mathew Wright
Scenic Design & Production Manager: Tony Hostetter
Lighting Design: Matt Sharp
Costume Design: Brian Strachan
Technical Director: Jacob Lyon Goddard
Props Master & Asst Production Manager: Josh Wallace
Stage Manager: Michael Chittenden
Produced by the Jacob Burns and Herbert and Rosalie Goldberg Family Foundations.
Produced as part of the Philly Fringe Festival.
“The most terribly satisfying theater pleasure of the year” -Broad Street Review
“An effective communication of barely contained chaos” -Philadelphia Weekly
“Brenna Geffers' direction of this story about the French Reign of Terror yields a beautiful, sweeping staging” -The Philadelphia Inquirer