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The Plague – Albert Camus
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October 7-November 7
The Lantern Theater Company in Philadelphia is streaming Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of the Albert Camus novel The Plague, an allegory about the rise of fascism using an epidemic that hits a certain bull’s-eye in 2021.
Infection, quarantine, panic, and closed borders are invoked in this sharp adaptation of Camus’ masterful novel La Peste, originally written following World War II to serve as a political warning to future generations about fascism. Bartlett’s compelling drama is all the more startling for how contemporary and timelessly the action plays out on the stage.
This American premiere production was filmed at St. Stephen’s Theater in Center City Philadelphia in July 2021 starring Kirk Wendell Brown as Grand, Peter DeLaurier as Jean Tarrou and Amanda Schoonover as Cottard.