THE ARSONISTS

by Max Frisch
translated by Alistair Beaton
directed by Matt Hawkins
Season 27
AUGUST 15—September 27, 2014
Highly Recommended…lights a blazing, provocative fire
— Chicago Sun-Times
★★★…many pungent moments of physical comedy…
— Chicago Tribune
…by turns funny and frightening…not to be missed.
— Stage & Cinema
…expertly, rewardingly brought to the Strawdog stage.
— New City
JEFF AWARDS RECOMMENDED

Fires are breaking out all over the city, and to make matters worse for Biedermann, one of the town's leading businessmen, two needy strangers have talked their way into his home. The evidence is piling up that these are the very arsonists that have brought the city to its knees. Can Biedermann use logic and philanthropy to dissuade these invaders from following through on their fiery intentions? Artistic Associate Matt Hawkins (Red Noses, Big Love) returns to helm this wickedly funny satire on our capacity to accommodate the very thing that destroys us.

cast
Ira Amyx
Eisenring
Scottie Caldwell
Chorus, Mrs. K.
Jared Fernley
Chorus
Sarah Goeden *
Babette
Robert Kauzlaric
Biedermann
Mike Ooi
Chorus, Dr. Philosophy
Lea Pascal
Chorus Leader
Blair Robertson
Chorus
Neal Starbird
Chorus, Cop
Rob Vignisson
Chorus
Rebecca Wolfe
Anna
production
Author
Max Frisch
Translator
Alistair Beaton
Director
Matt Hawkins
Assistant Director
Sarah Espinoza
Kenton Gott
Set Design
Mike Mroch
Light Design
Costume Design
Props Design
Jamie Karas
Sound Design
Sarah Espinoza
Technical Direction
Ian Olsen
Stage Manager
Katie Adams
Master Electrician
Cypress Staelin
Production Manager
Laura Barati
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography