by Max Frisch
Adapted by Alastair Beaton
Directed by Gregg Wolff
Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
October 16 – October 17, 2015
Friday @ 7pm Saturday @ 2pm and 7pm
Fires are becoming a problem, but Biedermann, a respected member of the community with a loving wife and flourishing business, believes nothing can get to him. Being the great philanthrope, he happily fulfils his civic duty, giving shelter to two new houseguests and when they start filling the attic with petrol drums he’ll help them wire the fuse. Beaton’s translation of Max Frisch’s parable about accommodating the very thing that will destroy us premièred at the Royal Court in 2007.
In a fine new English translation by Alistair Beaton, Max Frisch’s weirdly gripping play The Arsonists manages to be satirical, menacing and mysterious
– The Independent
Chorus 1 / Policeman
Chorus 2 / Doctor of Philosophy
Chorus 3 / Mrs Knechtling
Gina Kirk & Jim Solomon
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Our staged reading series is named after the infamous trilogy of plays written by Alfred Jarry that were banned from the stage after riots erupted on opening night. Ubu's Other Shoe pays homage to the spirit of Jarry and to all artists who strive to explore the fringes of their art. This exciting series exists to offer actors, directors and audience members an opportunity to experience incredible plays that do not necessarily fit into our regular main stage season. Thank you for taking this journey with us.