Huis clos, 1944
Premiere: 11. January 2024
Performance length is 1 hour and 10 minutes and has no pause.
Darjan Mihajlović Cerar
Branka Pavlić Guček
Gal Oblak k. g.
Diana Kolenc k. g.
Jean-Paul Sartre, the philosopher, playwright and novelist, is one of the most prominent intellectuals of the 20th century. He is one of the founders of existentialist philosophy, which he established after his return from German captivity in his work Being and Nothingness (1943).
The philosophical one-act play No Exit was first staged in 1944. The existentialist thesis is that man is defined solely by his actions. Everyone is free to decide how to act in life and is therefore morally responsible for one’s actions. However, the individual is not completely free; his freedom is limited by other people. The famous quote “Hell is other people” can be understood both in terms of one’s struggle with one’s own feelings of guilt, bad conscience and responsibility for their evil deeds, and in terms of one’s responsibility towards one’s fellow human beings.