The Respectful Prostitute

Written by French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1946, La Putain respectueuse (The Respectful Prostitute) examines pre-Civil-Rights-era racism in the southern United States through the story of Lizzie MacKay, a white prostitute targeted by police and politicians to collaborate in framing a black man for a crime he did not commit. In this unflinching critique of the impacts of race, sex and class prejudice on American society, Sartre interrogates the politics of self-preservation, power and the pursuit of justice. 

March 14 – April 13
Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM
Sundays – 6PM

Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

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