Saturday, September 8, 2018

Multimedia Play on the Life & Philosophy of Simone Weil Premieres in Jersey City

Jersey City Theater Center

“Art should plant the seed of mystery for the soul to be awaken back to life.” —Simone Weil

Prologue
a new multimedia, international production about the life and philosophy of Simone Weil

WHEN: September 13-30, Thursdays – Saturdays 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM; Sundays 3:30 PM / Show: 4:00 PM
WHERE:
Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
TICKETS: $15-$20
For show information and to purchase tickets visit jctcenter.org.

JCTC Theatre: PrologueA French philosopher, political activist and mystic, Simone Weil (1909 - 1943) was a uniquely pivotal 20th century figure. Her life and writings—most of which was published posthumously—remain widely popular among academic, intellectual and political circles throughout the world. Albert Camus described this groundbreaking activist and original thinker as “the only great spirit of our times.”

As an actor prepares to play Simone Weil, he reflects on the mystical and artistic processes, and on the indispensable role of "the other" to
bring depth and meaning to our experience.

The performance will be accompanied by an immersive video art installation.