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The world may be starting to burn, but George Betterman has it all under control. Hes a respected member of his community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, so surely the arsonists will spare him. As an upstanding citizen, hes even happy to do his civic duty by opening his home to two new guests but when they start filling his attic with drums of gasoline, will the fire hit too close to home?
Written as a reflection on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, The Arsonists has uncanny new relevance today in light of the rise of populist nationalism around the globe. For Woollys incendiary take on Max Frischs classic comedy, artistic director Howard Shalwitz makes his long-awaited return to the Woolly stage, lighting the fuse on the theaters 38th season.
Join us after every performance of The Arsonists for a community conversation: a chance to investigate what will surely be a play worth digging into!
Featuring company members Colin K. Bills, Michael John Garcés, Tim Getman, Kimberly Gilbert, Misha Kachman, Jared Mezzocchi, Ivania Stack, Emily Townley, and artistic director Howard Shalwitz
The Arsonists is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation.