There's a grief that can't be spoken,
there's a pain goes on and on
After the events of the failed revolution (itself inspired on the Paris Uprising of 1832), Marius sits alone and wounded, but alive. He reflects on the price his failed attempt has cost him, mostly measured in lives taken from young men of good will. Why, Marius asks the void, is he alive while his friends are not? In the end, what purpose did their 'revolution' serve? Was it worth it at all?
While the exact details of the scene vary by production, I wish to talk about the last time I saw this musical, in September 2018. The production crew decided that, since they were already taking minor risks using small sparklers during the fight scenes, they could very well take some risks with regular candles. So,…