Firebugs PR

DECENCY, CHARITY AND HIGH EXPLOSIVES
nimbus 2004-2005 season ends with <cite>The Firebugs</cite> at 4th Street Theater

January 20, 2005

Saint Paul, MN (January 20, 2005) – Senseless acts of violence threaten to spread fire and fear like a burning cancer. The populace, meanwhile, sit idly by, clinging to moral platitudes as their world crumbles around them. No, it’s not the War on Terror, it’s The Firebugs, Max Frisch’s deeply disturbing yet wickedly funny play presented by nimbus. The Firebugs is a dark comedy about self-deception and moral flaccidity in the face of impending disaster. When, the play asks, do victims become accomplices to their own demise? In a town wracked by a string of arson attacks, the bourgeois socialites Christian and Babette Betterman allow two shady vagabonds to move into their attic. As it becomes increasingly obvious their guests are really firebugs, the spineless protagonists exhibit a political cluelessness and comic human despair that is strikingly relevant to our times. The Firebugs will be presented at 4th Street Theater at 111 Kellogg Boulevard E in Saint Paul. Performances are as follows: Tickets are $12.00; $16.00 to the opening night performance and gala. A special pay-what-you-can performance will be held on Monday, February 28. Tickets are available by calling nimbus at (651) 229-3122 or on our website at www.nimbustheatre.com. Cast and crew interviews and preview arrangements can be made by contacting Josh Cragun at (612) 237-9810 or via e-mail at josh@nimbustheatre.com. nimbus Artistic Director Josh Cragun and his cohorts have been producing experimental, challenging and just plain odd theatre for over six years. We’ve entertained and baffled thousands of Twin Citians with under-appreciated contemporary works, works by talented new and local playwrights, and some of our own collaborative creations. We’re weird, we’re grassroots, we’re local and we’re making theatre like you’ve never seen before. To learn more about us, visit www.nimbustheatre.com. Cool nimbus stuff is available for purchase at www.cafeshops.com/nimbustheatre.