4th Street Theater
111 E. Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN
February 18, 2005 - March 6, 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.
Media Coverage of The Firebugs:
Online Media Kit: Firebugs PR
Director Josh Cragun Assistant Director/Stage Manager Kate Hanson Assisant Stage Manager Cockroach Costume Design Emer Griffin Lighting Designer Erik Hanson Scenic Designer Liz Neerland Sound Design Dustin Hansen Christian Betterman Robert C. Hammel Babbette Pam Kaufman Anne Deanne McDonald Joe Smite Jeremy S. Wendt Willy Ironbar Brian O'Neal Police Officer Shawn Boyd Professor Phill Hall Mrs. Underling Barbara Fitzgerald Chorus Leader Derek Dirlam Jack-of-all-trades Tom Erickson Photography Bill Cameron Light and Sound BO Liz Neerland Set crew Kate Hanson Set crew Dustin Hansen Set crew John Neerland