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Max Grossman

Abrams Artists Agency

275 Seventh Avenue 26th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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Photos by Rob Melrose

"The economy and precision of Rob Melrose's unembellished translation set a tone as chilly as that of the original."  

-Chloe Veltman

The SF Weekly


by Jean-Paul Sartre

in a new Translation by Rob Melrose

directed by Aridana Baer

The Cutting Ball Theater

Rob Melrose

Director • Translator • Playwright     

"Simple, elegant, and brutal: three words that also apply to Cutting Ball Theater’s excellent production of Sartre’s 1944 drama, a precursor to the theater of the absurd, presented for the first time in artistic director Rob Melrose’s vibrant new translation."  

-Robert Avila

The SF Bay Guardian

by Jean-Paul Sartre
in a new translation by Rob Melrose
The Cutting Ball Theater

Rob Melrose, Artistic Director

January 21 - February 26, 2005

Directed by Adriana Baer
Set and Lighting Design by Jon Brennan
Costume Design by Amy Nielson
Original Music / Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers
Production Stage Management by Robert McPhee

GarcinAdam Kenyon Venker
The BellboyNick Maccarone
InesDarcy Brown-Martin
EstelleDanielle O'Hare