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Hilberry has anachronistic fun with French history in 'Marat/Sade'

April 25, 2013

"Marat/Sade," full title "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade," is being performed at the Hilberry Theatre, 2 & 8 p.m., Saturday, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, through May 11. "Marat/Sade" celebrates the Hilberry Theatre's 50th anniversary as well as the play's 50th. Director Matthew Earnest and his cast of Wayne State University graduate students do "a decent job of plucking the show from the mothballs. There are eccentric moments to savor in the production, and many of them involve actors Jones and Sawson, both third-year students who are ending their Hilberry affiliation with this production."