Presented by Intercultural Theatre Institute
In Collaboration with Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay
Written by Dario Fo | Translated by Ed Emery
Directed by Aarne Neeme
Performed by ITI's 2021 graduating cohort
A man has fallen to his death from a police headquarters window. Did he fall accidentally, or was there foul play? The police try to cover it up, but a certified maniac with a flair for impersonation is tasked to conduct the interrogation. Who should take the blame? Time is running out, the public wants answers.
Written by Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo in 1970 and translated by Ed Emery, Accidental Death of an Anarchist is a political play based on a real-life incident and raises broader questions about the misuse of authority and power by clothing it in comedy.
Following the sold-out performance-cum-workshop RevoLOOtion in May, and a series of original solo works in September, the 2021 graduating cohort tackles the classics in their final production under the direction of award-winning veteran director Aarne Neeme.
“A political farce that is genuinely funny while also making a serious political point” — The Telegraph
“A heady blend of vaudeville and politics” — The Guardian
“A rollercoaster farce of huge hilarity” — The Independent
Playwright: Dario Fo
Translator: Ed Emery
Director: Aarne Neeme
Production Designer: Dorothy Png
Production Manager: Natalie Lim
Assistant Production Stage Manager: Marilyn Chew
Cast: Aaron Kaiser Garcia, Kewal Kartik, Lin Jiarui, Marvin Acero Ablao, Sandeep Yadav, Sonu Pilania
This amateur production of “Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Emery)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk