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The Arsonists

November 03, 2017

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LEWIS & CLARK THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS

Fall 2017 Main Stage Play
THE ARSONISTS
by Max Frisch

Directed by Professor Stepan Simek

 

SYNOPSIS OF THE PLAY

Mr. Gottlieb Biedermann is your average middle-class guy. A successful, albeit a bit ruthless businessman, he leads an orderly, perfectly unremarkable, one may even say decent family life in an unremarkable town somewhere in the world. He’s a normal, perhaps a bit boring guy and if you met him, and then bumped into him a few weeks later, you’d probably not remember him at all. Just another normal, pretty OK, run-of-the-mill guy, just like most people are, living a righteous life in an orderly community, just like most people do. Except for one thing: Houses are being burned down in his town, and some unseen arsonists are setting the world on fire -  literally. Mr. Biedermann resolutely condemns the arsonists, and pledges - in the name of human decency - to help put an end to the destruction, even as he is certain that nothing bad would ever happen to him – he is a good and decent man after all. Moreover, being a decent man, Biedermann willingly gives shelter to two down-on-their-luck drifters. When the two visitors start filling his attic with explosive gas canisters and start unwinding a detonating cord, Mr. Biederman, the decent, normal, and unremarkable “Everyman” that he is, is more than willing to assist them.

 

Here’s a link to our Dramaturgical Guide 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ubxrovlpa-vLo0CKQWn94QTJLd76DZfghX6ULOSGoYQ

 

PERFORMANCES

Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage

Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4 – 7:30pm

Sunday, November 5 - 2:00pm Matinee

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 9,10, and 11 – 7:30pm

 

BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE

beginning September 11, 2017

  

BOX OFFICE (Fir Acres Theatre):

Tickets can also be purchased (cash only) at our box office, Monday through Friday, 1:00-5:00pm, and one hour before performances beginning October 24. Phone reservations for non-campus ticket purchasers only (503-768- 7495).

$15 General Admission

$10 L&C Faculty/Staff/Alums, Sr. Citizens, Non L&C Students

$5 L&C Students

$8 Groups of 10 or more

 

QUESTIONS

theatre@lclark.edu