A 1963 play by German Peter Weiss with a long 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 commonly known as “Marat/Sade.”
It has been a theater spectacle and favorite for more than 40 years. A production under British director Peter Brook in 1965 won the Tony Award for Best Play as well as several other awards.
At California Stage Theater, Kent Johnson directs the play with choreoraphy from Lori Russo, Richard Spierto as the Marquis de Sade, Mark Gonzalez as Jean-Paul Marat, Sabrina Fiora as Charlotte Corday, and Michael RJ Campbell as the Herald. 1725 25th St., Sacramento; 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 10.
Tickets: $15-$20. Information: (916) 451-5822, www.CalStage.org