Stetson Theatre Arts Explores Isolation and Beyond in ‘No Exit’ on Nov. 18-21

A shot from the play, "No Exit."
Three students sit in front of a lighted mirror
Inéz, Estelle and Joseph are forced to confront their inner selves in “No Exit,” which runs Nov. 18-21 at Stetson’s Second Stage Theatre in the Museum of Art – DeLand. From left are Hope Brown, Liza Tananbaum and Joseph Dallas. Photos: Stetson University/Reed Barkowitz

Stetson University Theatre Arts presents Jean-Paul Sartre’s play “No Exit,” a one-act philosophical drama that examines morality, identity and human connection. Directed by Stetson Theatre Arts senior Shay Figueroa, the production runs Nov. 18-21 at Stetson’s Second Stage Theatre in the Museum of Art – DeLand.

Cultural Credit will be available.

The production features Joseph Garcin, Inéz Serrano and Estelle Rigault hanging out in a plain, mysterious room that depicts the afterlife. The trio gets to know each other and learns why they are in a room together.

A woman sits in front of a mirror talking to another woman
In a moment of rare honesty, Inéz confesses the darkest aspects of herself in “No Exit.” From left are Hope Brown and Liza Tananbaum.

“The play touches on self-delusion and self-realization as the characters slowly drive each other mad,” said Figueroa, who is making her directorial debut. “It has been interesting breaking down the essence of the characters through their words and actions. I think that the audience will be enticed and reflect on how, in a much milder sense, they might relate with one or more of the characters in the production.

“Stetson Theatre Arts students are starting to get back into the swing of things after not having an opportunity to participate in traditional theatre for nearly two years,” added Figueroa. “It has been an honor and exciting to have this chance to work with my classmates in this collaborative production.”

-Reed Barkowitz and Sandra Carr

If you go:

Cast: Joseph Dallas (Joseph Garcin), Hope Brown (Inéz Serrano), Liza Tananbaum (Estelle Rigault) and Maya Evans (The Valet)
Where: Second Stage Theatre at the Museum of Art – DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, 32720 (adjacent to the DeLand campus)
When: Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Parking: Free
Box office, reservations and more information: 386-822-8700

Seating is extremely limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Masks are required. Tickets will be available at the door and reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. The box office will be open one hour prior to curtain.