The Wilbury Group is proud to present Nobel Prize winning playwright Dario Fo’s hilarious political comedy We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! from August 18th through the 28th in Olneyville’s historic Versailles Building. Translated by Ron Jenkins this farcical comedy is based on actual events that took place in a small village in Italy. The action of the play involves the 1970’s housewives’ revolt against out-of-control inflation and explores issues of social hypocrisy, injustice, and liberation — with a healthy dose of humor thrown in for good measure.
Directed by critically acclaimed Providence theater artist Brien Lang, and featuring performances by veteran Providence actors Clare Blackmer, Bobby Casey, Kevin Delaney, Kelly Seigh, and Dave Rabinow, this production of We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! promises to be the theatrical event of the summer.
Thursdays thru Sundays, 7:30pm, admission $20 general, $15 student/seniors, tickets available at the door. Thursday evenings are ‘Pay What You Can’ night. Reservations and info email Info@TheWilburyGroup.com.
We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!, August 18th thru August 28th, the Versailles Building, 62 Dike Street, Providence
About The Wilbury Group:
The Wilbury Group is an ever-evolving collaboration of artists committed to creating the highest quality professional theatre. Founded on the belief that quality theatre should be an affordable and accessible means of enrichment to the community; The Wilburys strive to create work that will simultaneously engage, inspire, and provoke-thought among audiences.
Recent productions include Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Rebecca Noon’s performance piece Special Happy, Sam Shepard’s True West, and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, winner of Motif Magazine’s 2010 award for Best Production, and recognized as “One of the Best Plays of 2010” by The Providence Phoenix. www.thewilburygroup.com