Case Western Reserve University's Eldred Theater opens its 2008-09 drama series with The Firebugs, a darkly humorous satire written by Swiss playwright Max Frisch, with translation by Mordecai Gorelik. Performances are October 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees on October 5 and 12 at 2:30 p.m.
Eldred Theater is located on the Case Western Reserve Quad behind Agnar Pytte Science Center, 2070 Adelbert Road.
The Firebugs is a post-World War II allegory that offers a warning to the world about complacency among dangerous people. The play centers on a town where its bourgeois tranquility is threatened by arsonists. The central character is a self-important businessman whose unwillingness or inability to take action against the crimes surrounding him imperils his own survival.
The production is directed by Jerrold Scott, associate professor in the department of theater and dance. Guest designers include Michael Roesch, set; Kristen Egan, lighting; and Jasen Smith, costumes.
General admission is $10, with discounted prices of $7 for adults over 60 and Case Western Reserve faculty and staff, and $5 for students. For ticket reservations or information, call the box office or the department of theater and dance at 216-368-6262.
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