The State of Siege- French play by Albert Camus

Blackout poem of Charles McNulty’s review in the LA Times: Review Tyranny and Resistance: Albert Camus’ 1948 drama ‘L’ Etat de siège’ carries new relevance



L’Etat de siège

Albert Camus

The Plague

Actors as individual bodies and as bodies in groups

A musical-choreographic work

Town invaded by

Symbolic figure of the Plague

Speak directly to our own fearful times


Dizzyingly unfurls

Society lurching from crisis to nightmare

The fresh corpse piled up on the ground

An ill wind

Disaster opens the door to demagogues and despotism.