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They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!


poster of a pregnant belly with a shouting mouth optical illusion
Poster by Sherry Chen


by Dario Fo and Franca Rame
Translated by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante
directed by Behnam Alibakhshi
The Rand Theater, Bromery Center for the Arts
Dec. 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
The price of food rises astronomically every day, so what's a working-class person to do? Join up with your neighbors and loot the local grocery store, of course! Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo—Italy's premiere purveyor of social commentary and political farce—spins a relatable situation into an absurdly funny tale as wily Antonia and her friend Margherita cover their criminal tracks in a series of subterfuges including a baby transplant, a casket put to creative use, and a teetering tower of increasingly improbable lies.

Runtime approx. 3 hours with intermission
Recommended for audiences age 12 and up

$17 — general admission
$5 — for students, youth, and senior patrons, as well as Card to Culture

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Season and group discounts are also available through the Fine Arts Center Box Office.
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