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Albert Camus’s “State of Siege”

Paris’s acclaimed Théâtre de la Ville presents L’Etat de Siège, a little-known but ever-topical play by Albert Camus about the need for individuals to resist authoritarianism. In this political allegory, written shortly after the Second World War, la Peste (the Plague) and his right-hand man, la Mort (Death), use fear and disinformation to coerce a town into complete submission. In French with English titles.

October 13 and 14 at the University of Michigan’s Power Center for the Performing Arts
October 21 and 22 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall
October 26 and 27 at UCLA’s Royce Hall
November 2 and 4 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music