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By Jean-Paul Sartre

No Exit is a 1944 existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre and one of the source of the famous Sartrean maxim, «Hell is other people». The play begins with a Valet leading a man named Garcin into a room that the audience soon realizes is in hell many people believe that hell is portrayed as a gigantic hotel because of the «rooms and passages» mentioned in the play). The room has no windows, no mirrors, and only one door. Eventually Garcin is joined by a woman (Ines), and then another (Estelle). After their entry, the Valet leaves and the door is shut and locked. All expect to be tortured, but no torturer arrives. Instead, they realize they are there to torture each other, which they do effectively, by probing each other’s sins, desires, and unpleasant memories. At first, the three see events concerning them that are happening on earth, though they can only observe and listen, but eventually (as their connection to Earth dwindles and the living move on) they are left with only their own thoughts and the company of the other two. Near the end of the play, Garcin demands he be let out; at his words the door flies open, but he and the others refuse to leave.

  • Liepae Drama theatre is the oldest theatre in territory of Latvia which continues theatrical history of the country. In 1906 group of theatre actors has based the Latvian drama society. On March, 11th, 1907 the theatre has opened the doors with the first statement by Anton Chekhov’s play «Uncle Vanja». Later 3 years theatre move in a new building where is and to this day. During many years the theatre was an integral part of a cultural society of city. The theatre represented the performances both in Latvia, and in Russia, Poland, Germany.

Director-Rolandas Atkociunas
Stage designer — Martins Vilkarsis
Costumes designed — Ilze Vitolina
Music composed — Gedrius Puskunigis
Actors — Jakovs Rafalsons, Inese Kucinska, Julija Laha


Duration — 1 h. 30 min.

Age — adults

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