About the Author

The Inside Scoop on Dario Fo

Dario Fo is a multi-talented theatre artist who is a playwright as well as an actor and director. Fo is Italy's most widely represented living playwright today, and his works have been translated into more than twenty languages. His numerous plays include Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Female Parts, Mistero Buffo (his one-man show that has played to over 50 million people), and We Won't Pay, We Won't Pay which was produced by Horizon in 1986.

In Abducting Hillary Dario Fo provides a modern farce with roots in the great Renaissance tradition of Italian commedia. Fo combines the pace and timing of vaudeville with outrageous, slapstick comedy to hilariously examine wealth, power and the media in our society. Dario Fo is an iconoclast, an artist who in the literal sense of the word wishes to turn traditional values upside down. Perhaps Fo's greatest talent is presenting serious subjects in an entertaining way. According to Fo, "Nothing gets down deeply into the mind and intelligence as satire." With Fo's artful assistance, we both laugh at and challenge ourselves and our culture's power brokers.

About the Adapters

LARRY LARSON AND EDDIE LEVI LEE (Adapters) began creating new plays together in the 1980's as founders of the Southern Theatre Conspiracy. Larson and Lee's writing credits include: Some Things You Need To Know ... The Illuminati, the award-winning Tent Meeting, The Blood Orgy Trilogy and most recently The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge. In addition to Atlanta they have performed their plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Spoleto Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival, The Kennedy Center and Off-Broadway at The Astor Place Theatre. Larson and Lee were commissioned by Georgia Ensemble Theatre last fall to write the world premiere adaptation of H.G. Wells Science Fiction thriller, The Invisible Man. Larry Larson is a writer, director and actor and was last seen at Horizon in The Wild Guys. Eddie Levi Lee is currently the Artistic Director of the Empty Space Theatre in Seattle Washington.

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