Frank Theatre is thrilled to present the area premiere of Max Frisch’s THE ARSONISTS, an adaptation BIEDERMANN AND THE FIREBUGS by Alistair Beaton. THE ARSONISTS will be performed at the Ritz Theatre through March 6, 2016. Performances are Thurs-Sat at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20-25 and can be reserved now at www.franktheatre.org or (612) 724 3760.
The comfortably-situated Gottlieb Biedermann (Jay Albright), a businessman, scoffs at the susceptibility of his neighbors to arsonists who have been lighting up the town. But when an unusual stranger (Schmitz) knocks on his door, Biedermann invites him in out of politeness. His sense of moral generosity leads to him hosting both Schmitz and his friend Eisenring in the attic. The two strangers fill Biedermann’s attic with barrels of gasoline. Biedermann, unwilling to recognize the evil taking place in front of his eyes, assists them in their plot, even offering them the match that leads to his destruction. Max Frisch’s wildly funny “moral play without a moral” illustrates the risk of shying away from political and social responsibility.
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