Press kit: Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Full press releases provided in PDF format.

02/06/14: Steven Epp Returns to Berkeley Rep…

Steven Epp Returns to Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp reunite for a rollicking political farce

Director Christopher Bayes and comic actor Steven Epp—the duo behind the uproarious A Doctor in Spite of Himself—return to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the explosive political farce by Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright Dario Fo. A Berkeley Rep favorite, Epp delighted audiences in Figaro and The Miser—now the master comedian returns in a criminally funny production about corruption. Only one man can cut through massive bureaucratic duplicity and reveal what happened to the suspected anarchist who died from a fall out of a fourth-floor police station window. Did he jump? Or was he pushed? In this contemporary take on a beloved classic, Berkeley Rep hauls you down to the station for a hilarious interrogation of our culture. This madcap comedy starts previews in the Roda Theatre on March 7, opens March 12, and runs through April 20.

Read full release

Press photos are provided in two formats: for print use (300 dpi) and for web use (72 dpi). To download an image, choose which size is appropriate for you, click on that link to open the image in a new window and then right click to save.

Open all · Close all

Show photos

Accidental Death of an Anarchist press photo

Print use · Web use

(l to r) Eugene Ma (Constables), Steven Epp (Maniac), Allen Gilmore (Pissani), and Liam Craig (Superintendent) take center stage at Berkeley Rep in Dario Fo’s classic comedy, Accidental Death of an Anarchist.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Accidental Death of an Anarchist press photo

Print use · Web use

(l to r) Eugene Ma (Constables), Steven Epp (Maniac), and Allen Gilmore (Pissani) star in Dario Fo’s classic comedy, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, at Berkeley Rep.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Accidental Death of an Anarchist press photo

Print use · Web use

(l to r) Eugene Ma (Constables), Liam Craig (Superintendent), Steven Epp (Maniac), and Allen Gilmore (Pissani) star in Dario Fo’s classic comedy, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, at Berkeley Rep.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Accidental Death of an Anarchist press photo

Print use · Web use

Comic actor Steven Epp stars as Maniac at Berkeley Rep in Dario Fo’s classic comedy, Accidental Death of an Anarchist.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Accidental Death of an Anarchist press photo

Print use · Web use

Comic actor Steven Epp stars as Maniac in Dario Fo’s classic comedy, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, at Berkeley Rep.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Accidental Death of an Anarchist press photo

Print use · Web use

(l to r) Jesse J. Perez (Bertozzo) and Renata Friedman (Felletti) star in Dario Fo’s classic comedy, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, at Berkeley Rep.

Photo by Jared Oates

Advance photos

Accidental Death of an Anarchist press photo

Print use · Web use

Christopher Bayes directs a criminally funny production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Berkeley Rep.

Photo by Mara Lavitt courtesy of Yale Rep

Open all · Close all

Who

Written by Dario Fo
Directed by Christopher Bayes
Adapted by Gavin Richards from a translation by Gillian Hanna

Featuring

Liam Craig (Superintendent), Steven Epp (Maniac), Renata Friedman (Feletti), Allen Gilmore (Pissani), Eugene Ma (Constables), and Jesse J. Perez (Bertozzo)

Creative team

The creative team includes Aaron Halva (music director, composer, and musician), Travis Hendrix (musician), Kate Noll (scenic design), Elivia Bovenzi (costumes), Olivier Wason (lighting), Charles Coes (sound designer), Nathan Roberts (composer and sound designer), Michael F. Bergmann (projection designer).

What

A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody, and the police inquiry turns into…a masterpiece of comedy? Berkeley Rep hauls you down to the station for a hilarious interrogation of our culture.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

March 7–April 20, 2014

Accidental Death of an Anarchist calendar

Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 3/7, Saturday 3/8, and Tuesday 3/11 @ 8pm and Sunday 3/9 @ 7pm

Opening Night

Wednesday 3/12 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner for donors at Bistro Liaison and a post-show party for audiences

Teen Night

Friday 3/7 @ 6:30pm

Repartee

FREE docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances, and free discussions after all matinees

Post-play discussions

Thursday 3/27, Tuesday 4/1, and Friday 4/11 following the performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 4/20 @ 2pm

Cost

$29–99 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

Download fact sheet PDF