By: Kelli Findlay
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (UTC/The Loop) — UTC’s new play “No Exit” premieres February 11th-17th.
UTC’s play “No Exit” premieres Feb. 11th at 7:30. “No Exit” was written in 1944 by French philosopher and playwright Jean-Paul Sartre. Students can purchase tickets here.
“It is the story of three people trapped together for eternity. Hell is this room that they cannot escape and they’re trying to survive and figure out who they are based on people who are strangers to them,” explains Gaye Jeffers, associate professor of theatre and the director of the play.
“I don’t want to give too much away, but the design choices that we’re making are going to be surprising for some people,” says Jeffers. “The use of lights is going to be impactful and unexpected. In most theater productions, you only see the theater lights focus on the actors on the stage. We’re kind of using lights to focus on other parts of the theater as well. It will be kind of an event where the audience will be involved in a way that they might not normally be involved. There are some surprises I don’t want to give away what will be thematically important and will make the audience physically feel something instead of just thinking about things in their head.”
“NO EXIT” came out as a new installment movie in 2013 starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Michelle Williams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hogoxHpcaNg
For more for information about the original play, you can check out the facts about “No Exit.”
UTC Speech Professor Jeannie Hacker-Cerulean said that she hopes that there is a great turnout for the play because she thinks that it is a great opportunity for students to get to know the theater department and see UTC’s talent.
Students are also excited about this psychological thriller of a play. UTC Houston, Texas Senior, Lindsey Carpenter, said “I can’t wait to go check this play out, I saw a movie that was similar with the ‘trapped in Hell’ theme and I think it will be scary!”
“NO EXIT” came out as a new installment movie in 2013 starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Michelle Williams.