They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!

October 30 – November 3 | Doors: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:00 p.m.
Studio T – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings, Vancouver, BC

Students $7
Seniors $10
SFU Faculty / Staff / Alumni $10
General $15
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A riot breaks out at the local supermarket. Antonia and Margherita try desperately to hide their 'liberated' goods before their husbands and the police catch up with them. When will this end?

Written in 1974 in Italian by Dario Fo, this English version of They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay! was translated by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante, and directed by SCA alumni Derek Chan and Pedro Chamale (rice & bean theatre), working with SCA theatre students. The play is a political farce about consumer backlash against high prices: People resorting to eating pet food and rabbit heads; young couples on the verge of being evicted; inflation running amok. Sounds familiar?


Bana Biltaji – Sergeant, Trooper
Howard Dai – Giovanni
Maria Escolan – Margherita
Logan Hallwas – Luigi
Hannah Meyers –Antonia
Sterling Weran – Gravedigger, Old man

Creative Team

Derek Chan – Director
Pedro Chamale – Director                    
Megan Chai – Costume Designer                    
Bianca Cheung – Assistant Stage Manager                    
Laura Coons – Assistant Technical Director                     
Kieren Eigenfeldt – Assistant Set Designer                    
Reese Findler – Assistant Stage Manager                    
Merve Talya Kuran – Co-Stage Manager                    
Sharon Lau – Lighting Designer                    
Ian MacFarlane – Set Designer                    
Irene Pang – Assistant Stage Manager                    
Parmida Saeidian – Co-Stage Manager                    
Emilee Shackleton – Sound Designer                    
Spencer Stump – Assistant Stage Manager                    
Jamie Sweeney – Technical Director                    
Ingrid Turk – Stage Manage Mentor                    
Qiana Yang – Assistant Lighting Designer                    
Vicky Yang – Assistant Stage Manager

October 30, 2018