The inaugural production from Fusion Theatre is Jean-Paul Sartre's classic 'No Exit,' about three people coming to terms with eternal damnation. This adaptation is equal parts text and opera. More…
Sartre presents a post-Freudian version of Hell as three characters reflect on the criminals they were in life. This mounting merges text and opera, and features classically trained actors who are also classically trained singers, including Fusion founder Eilin O'Dea.
See it if You want to see a historic play. You appreciate opera. You want to see characters grapple w/life & death-literally.
Don't see it if You want a contemporary play. You prefer comedies. You hate opera.
See it if if you are a fan of the Sartre play and enjoy very good acting by all three main characters.
Don't see it if You want a more linear plot driven play with a simple story that won't make you think too hard
See it if You enjoy excellent acting in an excellently written classic that makes you think.
Don't see it if You cannot sit still as three characters interact in lengthy but meaningful dialogue.
See it if You like reading drama and are curious to see a stage production of a staple of literature. You don't need frills. You like a little opera.
Don't see it if You like showy productions or want an easy, thought-free production. You hate opera. You aren't into low-budget theater.
See it if You want a new spin on a classic which adds arias to the text, here in English. The actors, on a minamilist set draw us into their hell.
Don't see it if 2 hours of psycho-philosophical dialogue on a bare stage would bore you. Wish there were translations of the arias so I knew how they tie in
See it if You are interested in exploring the idea that hell is other people.
Don't see it if You expect it to be a real mix of opera and theater. Singing was at the beginning and end. It was basically a regular play, nothing new.
See it if For the great singing at the beginning. If you don't mind minimalistic settings. The story is a good one, execution just didn't resonate.
Don't see it if It drags on and on, with no intermission in sight. The actors seemed forced, the whole production was just all over the place for me.
See it if you love the play, you are open to creative staging
Don't see it if you are in the mood for something quick, light, and fluffy, or very true to script (there are some iffy directing choices)
See it if You are a huge fan of Sartre and need to see the play staged. You don't mind sitting thru 2 hours of dragging dialogue without intermission.
Don't see it if If you want to see a compelling version of No Exit. Garcin is weak. Website should accurately state the play is 2 hours, not 1.5.
See it if You like thought-provoking, hard to swallow material & to be challenged by art. If you like to see some strong acting.
Don't see it if If you don't like existential art. If you want something light and fluffy. If you don't like opera.
See it if You're a fan of existential drama that changes the way you see the world. Lots of great, subtle acting in this piece. It's truly special.
Don't see it if You're a fan of fast-paced stories with a lot of action and plot.
See it if you like intimate theater with excellent actors. The moral of this play hits hard in such a small venue. Bravo!
Don't see it if cannot climb the steep stairs to get to the actual theater. If you are bothered by competing productions' sounds. No worries, its compelling
See it if you have a dark sense of humor and enjoy focusing on relentless scenes.
Don't see it if you're already tired, find philosophical musings boring, or have a good ear for classical music.
See it if you want to hear beautiful voices feet away from you resonate like they never will at the met (bc so close) stron acting esp. from Inez
Don't see it if you hate pretty opera voices (only 15 min of singing at the beginning though)
See it if I liked this show! Don't know why the mixed reviews. Really cool material to tackle and produce a play about. Good acting, love the concept
Don't see it if If you don't appreciate small theater
See it if you want an enthralling, emotionally charged theatre experience with brilliant performance.
Don't see it if you want a lot of set changing, or value action-driven plot
See it if You like minimal sets, opera, and an interesting take on afterlife dilemmas. I thought it was an interesting mix of everything, acting A++
Don't see it if You need an intermission