Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!
The Italians call it autoriduzione. We call it stealing. But Dario Fo’s 1974 farce was a response (or possibly an incitement) to the wave of popular protest that began with a group of Fiat workers refusing to pay increased bus fares and led to a whole sector of society helping itself.
The play begins with housewives Antonia and Margherita returning from a mission to liberate vegetables from the local supermarket. Yet their stick-in-the-mud husbands remain impervious to the kleptomania craze, forcing the women to conceal their stash in ever more compromising ways.
Add a couple of corrupt policemen, an undertaker and an old rogue in a bath chair, and you have a recipe for an evening that quickly descends into anarchy.
Cast & Crew
|Sergeant/Inspector/Old Man/Undertaker||David Boyce|
|Lighting Designer||Tony Mulvihill|
- Added by David Boyce.
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