No Exit

No Exit
Photo by Daniel Isenmann

 

“Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity.
The windows are bricked up, there are no mirrors, the electric lights can never be turned off, and there is no exit.
The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned.
Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell.
It is an eternal torment.”

 

CORE’s approach to the existentialist classic by Jean Paul Sartre. Staged in Norfolk, VA’s The Venue on 35th, CORE adapted both the space and the piece itself to complement each other. Originally produced February/March 2013.