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
SFU Faculty / Staff / Alumni $10
Available online HERE
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
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