Play featuring singing crazies is set to thrill

Tech is set to present the play “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum  Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.”
“The title really tells the whole story. That is that the play that our contemporary audience will also be an audience in 1808 watching this play performed by inmates, our actors, in an asylum, the Backdoor Playhouse” Mark Creter, artistic director, said.
The play was originally written by Peter Weiss in 1963, but is set in 1808, three years after the French Revolution ended.
“For those students who already enjoy theatre, they will never have seen a show quite like this one. And for those students who are unfamiliar with theatre, well, they are in for a wild ride,” Creter said.
The dates of the performances are April 11-20 at 8 p.m. and April 20 at 10 p.m.
“It is a wild ride of a play with music, singing, madness and sex. Why would students not want to see that?,” Creter said.
Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and Tech students get in free when they present their ID.