Accidental Death of an Anarchist
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
By Dario Fo
Adapted by Gavin Richards from a translation by Gillian Hanna
Directed by Gretchen Teague
Featuring Nikki Anzalone, Kristin Farr, Kaleb Norman, Nathan Shelton*, Shawn Teague and Bryant Turnage.
JUNE 30-JULY 2, 7-9, 14-16, 2017
A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody, and the police inquiry turns into…a masterpiece of comedy? In Dario Fo's political farce, inspired by a true incident, an impostor labeled the Maniac impersonates a judge who has multiple guilty defendants on his hands, causing constant chaos in a police station. We’ll haul you down to the station for a hilarious interrogation of our culture.
"The brothers Marx, Karl and Groucho, have been working in unison ... when broad farce and social protest miscegenate the offspring is a real cracker." – The Guardian. Springfield area premiere.
This production contains mature language.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.