No Exit

Music by Andy Vores
Libretto adapted from the play “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre by Andy Vores
Stage direction by Sally Stunkel (2008)/Nathan Troup (2013)

Premiere: April 24, 2008
Location: The Zack Box at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee



Exceptional… There is no hiding the trio’s talents as singers and actors…
JEFFREY GANTZ, THE BOSTON GLOBE

The best new opera of 2008…
LLOYD SCHWARTZ, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

A signature event of the city’s 2007-2008 season…
RICHARD DYER in The Boston Conservatory’s STAGES

Vores’s seductive and scary score is a wonder of musical invention.
LLOYD SCHWARTZ, NEW YORK ARTS

A gripping evening of music and theater…
DAVID WRIGHT, BOSTON CLASSICAL REVIEW

You have to give Guerilla Opera some serious props. A production like their recent version of Andy Vores’ No Exit (which closed last weekend) evinced a level of artistry and ambition that’s rare on the cultural scene… and only added to Guerilla’s reputation as the 800-pound gorilla on our operatic fringe… enough talent (and ambition) on display here to make me hope I might see Guerilla Opera on a more prominent stage sometime soon.
THOMAS GARVEY, THE HUB REVIEW



FROM THE COMPOSER
andy-voresThree self-absorbed people who don’t know each other and don’t like each other trapped together in one room for eternity – literally. Perhaps not most people’s idea of a naturally operatic plot, but Sartre’s play is full of drama and sly comedy set in a tiny space packed with vast consequences. NO EXIT shows the first hour of their damnation; we see the veneer of civilized self-justification crack to reveal fear, spite, vanity, self-delusion. Imagine this same room in ten thousand years, twenty thousand, thirty thousand . . .