Hungry and fed up by rising prices and stagnant wages, humble housewife, Antonia, joins a revolt of a few hundred women at the local supermarket. Determined to live with dignity and rejecting an austerity diet of dog food and birdseed, the women’s protest escalates and looting ensues. As police search door to door, Antonia and her friend Margherita frantically try to hide their ‘liberated’ goods from their husbands and the police. Can’t Pay? Don’t Pay! is a wildly funny satirical farce written by Nobel Laureate Dario Fo that questions why, in a world of bailed-out banks and overpriced prescription drugs, theft is only a crime when it is committed by those truly in need.
Bob Turton, who won a Stage Raw Award for playing The Madman in last year’s production of Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist directs Can’t Pay? Don’t Pay!, continuing our obsession with Fo’s magic!
During the run of Can’t Pay? Don’t Pay! we’re starting a food drive where all contributions will be donated to Upward Bound House. You can participate by donating 6 items of non-perishable food the day of the performance, directly at the theater, and receive a $17 ticket to any Thursday and Friday performances. Food donation barrels will be located in the lobby near will call.
Please note – there is a very specific list of items for non-perishable food that can be accepted. please check the list on the Actors’ Gang site.
For more info, click on the Actors’ Gang ad on the right side of the page.