Overview


By Albert Camus
Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, director


The remarkable troupe of Paris' Théâtre de la Ville returns to Berkeley after the smash success of its 2014 performance of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author. Again under the inspired direction of Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, the company visits with a new production based on Albert Camus' fantastical yet frightening political allegory about the necessity of resistance in the face of authoritarianism. Demarcy-Mota describes State of Siege as "a distorted mirror of a nightmarish future in which a city is reduced to silence and submission to authority."

Please note: State of Siege is performed in French with English supertitles.

Set design by Yves Collet
Lighting design by Yves Collet & Christophe Lemaire
Sound design by David Lesser
Costume design by Fanny Brouste
Video design by Mike Guermyet

Produced by Théâtre de la Ville-Paris. Co-produced by les Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre national de Bretagne, and BAM.

The US tour of
Stage of Siege has been made possible through support from Institut français, City of Paris and the Cultural services of the French Embassy in the USA


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RESIDENCY
THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE, PARIS
Stage of Siege

Oct 21–22, 2017

Pre-performance Talk
Sat, Oct 21, 7pm
TBA
Staging Tyranny. With Prof. Déborah Blocker, UC Berkeley Dept. of French.

Free to ticket holders.

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Post-performance "Catharsis Café"
Sat, Oct 21
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine

Join fellow audience members for a post-performance discussion and no-host bar.

Free to ticket holders. Advance Registration requested.

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Post-performance "Catharsis Café"
Sun, Oct 22
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine

Join fellow audience members for a post-performance discussion and no-host bar.

Free to ticket holders. Advance Registration requested.

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Program Notes
Program Notes


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Parking Alerts
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Parking may be a problem on campus for the Oct 21 performance due to a Cal Football game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.

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