Marc Huestis presents THRILLPEDDLERS production of
2781 24th St.
San Francisco, CA, 94110
Marc Huestis presents THRILLPEDDLERS production of MARAT/SADE, the Tony Award-winning theatrical classic by Peter Weiss. This thrilling piece of total theatre -set during the French Revolution -asks the age-old question whether true revolution comes from changing society or changing oneself. Set at the asylum of Charleton and performed by the inmates, this play within a play pits the infamous Marquis de Sade, after whom sadism is named against Jean-Paul Marat, the clarion voice of the people. MARAT/SADE seamlessly combines political discourse, spectacle, singing, dancing and oral copulation. This production brings to the stage a rousing group of well known Bay Area collaborators - SF impressario Marc Huestis (producer), the Bay Area's vibrant theatrical troupe THRILLPEDDLERS (2011 recipient of six Bay Area Theatre Critics Awards & voted Best Underground Theater Company by 7 x 7 Magazine) featuring the talents of Russell Blackwood (director) and Scrumbly Koldewyn (musical director) and costume designs by award winner Beaver Bauer (TALES OF THE CITY, Theatro Zinzanni). With its bloody depiction of class struggle and human suffering, hope and disillusionment, Marat/Sade is a slyly humorous feast for the mind and eye and once again proves to be affectingly relevant.