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No Exit

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“Vores’s seductive and scary score is a wonder of musical invention.” — LLOYD SCHWARTZ, NEW YORK ARTS

Three strangers are ushered into a room, only to realize that they are destined to spend the rest of their miserable eternity confined together in close quarters. Based on Jean-Paul Satre’s 1944 existentialist play, NO EXIT offers a simple yet diabolical vision of the afterlife, in which the tools of torture are rooted not in physical pain, but in the frailty of human vanity, spite, jealousy, and self-delusion. In its West Coast premiere, Andy Vores’s chamber opera brings musical inventiveness and dark humor to Satre’s text, and breathes fiendish life into its assertion that “Hell is other people”.

Approximate running time is 90 minutes with no intermission. Sung in English with supertitles in both English and Spanish.

Robert Castro - director
Victoria Petrovich - designer
Elba Emisente - lighting design

Mariana Flores-Bucio - Estelle Rigault
Leslie Ann Leytham - Inez Serrano
Miguel Angel Zazueta - Josef Garcin
Jonathan Nussman - Valet

Batya MacAdam-Somer - viola
Robert Bui - cello
Paul Roth - saxophone
Nathan Hubbard - percussion
Brendan Nguyen and Justin Hansen - rehearsal pianists

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