Paris' Théâtre de la Ville returns to Berkeley again under the inspired direction of Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota to perform State of Siege, a production based on Albert Camus' fantastical yet frightening political allegory about the necessity of resistance in the face of authoritarianism. State of Siege is performed in French with English supertitles.
Director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota brings us Albert Camus’ 1948 drama “l’Etat de Siege”—about the rise of a totalitarian government in Andalusia—from Paris’ Théâtre de la Ville. Camus, with Hitler only recently dead, had Franco in mind. Demarcy-Mota describes the play as “a distorted mirror of a nightmarish future in which a city is reduced to silence and submission to authority.” In French with English supertitles; presented by Cal Performances.