20 May - 5 June, 2022
Director: Susan E. Evans
Call it subversive. Call it controversial. Definitely call it explosively funny. Nobel Prize winning playwright Dario Fo’s political farce was seen by over a half million people in the first two years after its 1970 premiere, has since been performed in more than 40 countries, and is considered a classic of 20th century theater.
Nick Hagy as Madman
Elizabeth Rose as Reporter
Julia Robertson as Sporty
Johnny Butcher as Bertozzo
Eric Ramírez-Weaver as Commissioner
David Johnson as Officer Linguitito
Cecilia Huang as Officer Martini
Susan E. Evans - Director
Khadijah Williams - Production Stage Manager
Jackson Key - Scenic Designer/Lighting Designer
Sam Flippo - Props Designer
Heather Hutton - Master Electrician
Becky Brown - Sound Designer
Amy Goffman - Costume Designer
A self-proclaimed “maniac” infiltrates central police headquarters and, using an increasingly absurd set of disguises, manipulates his bumbling interrogators into telling the truth.
In 1969, Giuseppe Pinelli, an anarchist railway worker in Milan, “accidentally” plummeted to his death from a fourth-floor window in a police interrogation room. Accused of railway-station bombings, he was finally completely absolved of the crime. Based on this actual case, ACCIDENTAL DEATH is a searingly hilarious exposé of the rampant (and thoroughly institutionalized) corruption of the Italian police force.
“ … hair’s-breadth combination of political exposé and pungent vaudeville …” —The Guardian
PLEASE NOTE: This show contains sudden loud noises and fake guns.