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
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.