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Friday, October 13, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 8:00 PM // Power Center

L’État de siege (State of Siege)
Théâtre de la Ville

A comet screams ominously through the sky, rupturing the sweet status quo of a sleepy summer. One by one, stricken bodies collapse as two smiling bureaucrats, the Plague and his loyal secretary Death, take control of the government, imposing a regime of contagion, domination, and disinformation.

After thrilling stage productions of Ionesco’s Rhinocéros in 2012 and Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author in 2014, Théâtre de la Ville returns with L’État de siege (State of Siege), a dizzying and alternative fact-filled allegory by Albert Camus about defiance in the face of authoritarianism.

In this nightmarish future, a city is reduced to silence and submission to authority. The Plague brings order, administration, lists, records, statistics, and persecution — until a young man, Diego, organizes a revolt. Written in 1948 in the aftermath of World War II, State of Siege reflects the creation of a corrupt, totalitarian regime, weaving together paranoia, endurance, and the necessity of resistance.

Performed in French with English supertitles.

Artist Q&A. Friday, October 13, post-performance.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • The James Garavaglia Theater Endowment Fund

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Wallace Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

Buy Tickets

Friday, October 13, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 8:00 PM // Power Center
L’État de siege (State of Siege)
Théâtre de la Ville

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Buy Tickets Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

 

 

From the UMS Lobby Blog

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Student Spotlight: Summer with Théâtre de la Ville

Héctor Flores Komatsu (U-M student and UMS intern) shares photos and anecdotes from his summer internship with Théâtre de la Ville.

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10/13/17 8:00 PM
10/14/17 8:00 PM

Power Center

L’État de siege (State of Siege)
Théâtre de la Ville

Buy Tickets
DETAILS

A comet screams ominously through the sky, rupturing the sweet status quo of a sleepy summer. One by one, stricken bodies collapse as two smiling bureaucrats, the Plague and his loyal secretary Death, take control of the government, imposing a regime of contagion, domination, and disinformation.

After thrilling stage productions of Ionesco’s Rhinocéros in 2012 and Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author in 2014, Théâtre de la Ville returns with L’État de siege (State of Siege), a dizzying and alternative fact-filled allegory by Albert Camus about defiance in the face of authoritarianism.

In this nightmarish future, a city is reduced to silence and submission to authority. The Plague brings order, administration, lists, records, statistics, and persecution — until a young man, Diego, organizes a revolt. Written in 1948 in the aftermath of World War II, State of Siege reflects the creation of a corrupt, totalitarian regime, weaving together paranoia, endurance, and the necessity of resistance.

Performed in French with English supertitles.

Artist Q&A. Friday, October 13, post-performance.

BUY TICKETS

Friday, October 13, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 8:00 PM, Power Center
L’État de siege (State of Siege)
Théâtre de la Ville

PERFORMANCE DAY:

October 2017
SMTWTFS
1

 

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3

 

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5

 

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20

 

21

 

22

 

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25

 

26

 

27

 

28

 

29

 

30

 

31

 

PERFORMANCE TIME:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • The James Garavaglia Theater Endowment Fund

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Wallace Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

BLOG

UMS LOBBY

Student Spotlight: Summer with Théâtre de la Ville

Héctor Flores Komatsu (U-M student and UMS intern) shares photos and anecdotes from his summer internship with Théâtre de la Ville.

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