#124. What do you need for a successful revolution? Oppression, passion and a bunch of insane people willing to do anything for the cause.
The Right Brain Project presents The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. It’s France in 1808. The Charenton Asylum is a new theatre hot spot. The inmates are the actors. Tonight’s performance is controversial. It’s the story of the 1793 murder of famous revolutionist Jean-Paul Marat. The asylum director has decided to allow it with some modifications. He wants to prove to the public forcible suppression is no longer fashionable. The Charenton is about freedom of artistic expression… kind of. When the lunatics start acting… out, the uprising is one crazyrevolt! Marat/Sade is truly an epic revolution!
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