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The Arsonists

November 03, 2017

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.

 

AUDITIONS 

Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 and 7, 7:00-10:00pm

Sign up sheets, play synopsis, character descriptions, and audition specifics will be posted on the lobby bulletin board of Fir Acres Theatre.

 

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