After their deaths Vincent Cradeau, Inez Serrano and Estelle Delauney find themselves locked in a room together. As they start to make each other’s acquaintance, questions begin to arise. Is this place heaven or hell? Was this room made for them? And if so, could they escape it or are they bound by fate? Soon questions of escape fade into the background as their deepest desires and darkest secrets are slowly revealed.
The French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre wrote No Exit (Huis Clos) in 1940s Paris. In the play he explores themes of determinism and the existential notion of one’s extreme responsibility for one’s decision and its consequences. As Cradeau asks Inez ‘Do you Think you can judge a whole lifetime by a single act?’ ‘Why not?’ is Inez’s response.
No Exit was performed at the Usva Cultureel Studentencentrum on the 5th, 6th and 7th of March 2020. For more information about the play, click here.
Directed by Merel Bakker, produced by Joppe van der Zwan.
Featuring Stephen Samuel Johnson as Valet, Jeffrey van den Berg as Vincent Cradeau, Berber Aardema as Inez Serrano, and Cassandra Brand as Estelle Delauney.
Crew: Antonio Boar, Katrín Hrístova, Rosa Kremer, Niamh O’Shea Scanlan, Davina Procter, and Natasha Singh.