UNC Asheville students bring to life Peter Weiss' 1963 musical set in the French Revolution and its aftermath. Marat/Sade is directed by Rob Bowen, chair and professor of drama.Marat/Sade is based on historic fact: late in his life, the infamous Marquis de Sade was forced to live in a French insane asylum in Charenton, where he was known to have directed the inmates in productions of plays. This play is about one such production, which re-enacts the events of the French Revolution leading up to the assassination of revolution leader Jean-Paul Marat.The play combines inflammatory revolutionary speech with highly ironic musical numbers and a clash of ideologies between Sade and Marat. Hailed for being at once highly theatrical and deeply intellectual, the play examines the nature of revolution then and now.This production is for mature audience and contains violence and sexual situations. Performances will take place in the Belk Theatre on Oct. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and OLLI members, $10 for faculty, and $12 for the public. UNC Asheville staff members will receive one complimentary ticket.