Directed by Allan Byrne, the final theatre production of the CSU Theatre season is a groundbreaking “play-within-a-play” that uses every element of theatre, including song, dance, mime, and puppets, and places the audience inside the Charenton Mental Asylum after the French Revolution. In this asylum, the Marquis de Sade (played by Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Michael Mauldin) directs the inmates in his play about the assassination of the revolutionary leader Jean Paul Marat, opening up the exploration of political change, the use of violence to bring about that change, and the nature of life and death.
“The play is as immediate today, with our political and social upheaval, as it was nearly 50 years ago – it is timeless. It is a play dense with experiences, it is total theatre, engaging our senses and our intellect, funny, terrifying, sexual, savage, and exhilarating. It uses every dramatic device imaginable to create a stunning event,” says Byrne.
The CSU cast features Cheyenne Bizon, Anthony Brown, Raven Bryant, Rebekah Ferro, Jordan Ficyk, Jacob Gaspar, Benjamin Gillooly, Casie Griffis, David Holmberg, Frank Ivancic, Alyssa Jacobs, Christina Katsaras, Kaitlyn Levigne, Steven Livingston, Matthew Logan, Evan Martin, Dr. Michael Mauldin, Timothy Parks, Sullivan Ratcliff, Mia Snyder, Lauren Stepanski, Suzanna Szabados, Cody Thomas, Daniel Weddell, and Eric Wloszek.
MARAT/SADE DINNER AND A SHOW TICKETS:
Fridays April 6 and April 13, 2018 only
These $25 Friday-night-only ticket options are by pre-reservation only, no walk ups. Reservations must be made at least 48-hours in advance to the Dinner and a Show night. – Good only on designated Friday nights
* Patrons do not call the restaurant to make a reservation - everything is taken care of via Playhouse Square*
The night of the show, just show up and present your name at Elements Bistro for Dinner! Playhouse Square will have made your reservation for you when you purchased the package! A special menu will be presented at Elements Bistro for the evening with choice of appetizer, dinner and dessert. Alcohol is not included in the price. Dinner at Elements Bistro on Euclid occurs on the designated show night starting any time after 4:30pm through 6:30pm. Shows start at the Outcalt Theatre promptly at 7:30pm – your ticket gets you into the show.
Elements Bistro on Euclid is located at 2300 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. 216-802-3131, www.elementsoneuclid.com.
All CSU performances take place in the Allen Theatre Complex at Playhouse Square, located at 1407 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.
Children under two years old are generally not permitted in the theaters. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket. All children must be seated with an adult. Any person disrupting a performance or inhibiting the enjoyment of an event for guests may be removed from the theater without refund.