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Mountain View College Announces Existentialist Play “No Exit” As Its 2014 Summer Production

Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic play to be staged by Akin Babatunde’

DALLAS - July 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Mountain View College’s Theatre Department announces Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” as its 2014 summer production. In this classic play, adapted from French by Paul Bowes, Sartre combines uncanny comedy, existentialism and drama as he weaves this tale of intrigue which examines the plight of three unlikely, recently deceased souls trapped in a small room they assume is "hell," but it is devoid of the fire and brimstone they expect. They are soon forced to face their choices in life as they come to realize the hell created is being stuck in this room for eternity.

“No Exit” runs August 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountain View College Performance Hall, and will be directed by Akin Babatunde’, an accomplished actor, director and writer whose theatrical career spans regional and off-Broadway to international stages of the world.

The production is free and is open to all faculty, staff and the community.


The Mountain View College Theatre Department, under the direction of Professor Amy Mills Jackson, provides students the opportunity to acquire skills that can be applied on stage, film and in real life. In a diverse and immersive laboratory environment, the productions and performance experiences allow students to create alongside working professionals from the DFW entertainment community both on and offstage.


Mr. Babatunde’ has been a resident company member of several prestigious theatrical institutions throughout the country including Trinity Repertory Company-Providence, R.I., Alley Theater-Houston, Texas, La Mama Theater- N.Y. and the Dallas Theater Center. He has served as founder and artistic director of Vivid Theater Ensemble of Dallas and presently as founder of Ebony Emeralds Classic Theater Company. He was also the first African-American to direct for the Dallas Shakespeare Festival in the celebrated diverse production of “Taming of the Shrew” in 1993. His one-man show he wrote along with his brother, celebrated actor Obba Babatunde', entitled “Before the Second Set- A Visit With Satchmo” had its world premiere at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) and received critical acclaim at theaters across the country. His work has been awarded with the Critics Forum Award, Observer Best Actor, Providence Journal Award, KRLD Community Service Award, Dallas Morning News Legend Citation and Alvin Ailey Excellence In Arts Award.

Mr. Babatunde’ holds a Masters of Arts in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas where he serves as a lecturer in theater and was named the “2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award” from the School of Arts and Humanities. Babatunde’ is also a lecturer at Mountain View Community College, and recently received rave reviews for his direction of “Ain’t Misbehavin” at Jubilee Theater and “Spunk” at the Watertower Theater.

Professor Amy Mills-Jackson

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