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Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14

WHAT: Signal Ensemble Theatre announces the third production in their 2010-2011, eighth anniversary season, Dario Fo's "Accidental Death of An Anarchist," directed by ensemble member Anthony Ingram. A bomb blast in a bank kills dozens and injures over a hundred, and the police pick up a professed anarchist for questioning. While being interrogated, he "accidentally" falls out of a fourth floor window. Based on this true event which marked the beginning of a decade of state-sponsored terror, Nobel Award-winner Fo's play is a hilariously scathing satire that uses brutally funny violence and tragic wit to shine a light on the terrifying lengths governments will go to preserve their grip on power. The show will run about two hours with one intermission, and $5 from every ticket sold on March 12 will benefit SeasonofConcern.org

WHERE: Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 West Berenice Ave., Chicago, IL 60613-2720
Street parking available on Ravenswood and Berenice (runs one way going west) CTA Brown line EL stops Irving Park and Addison
CTA busses #80-Irving Park, #152-Addison, #50-Damen, #11-Lincoln
Handicapped accessible

WHEN: Opens Valentine's Day, Monday, February 14 , 2011, 7 p.m. (with post show party)
Closes Saturday, March 19
Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Previews on February 12 at 8 p.m., and February 13 at 7 p.m.

TICKETS: Publish this number: 773-347-1350; www.signalensemble.com
$20 for regular single tickets
$15 for industry members at all shows with resume/headshot/card
$15 for students/seniors (with ID); also for groups of 15 or more
$10 for preview tickets

STAFF: Ensemble members Anthony Ingram (Director), Stephanie Ehemann (Stage
Manager), Melania Lancy (Scenic Design), and AaRon Snook (Dramaturgy) ; with guest artists Mark Hurni (Lighting Design), Jenilee Houghton (Costume Design), Mary O'Dowd (Properties Design), and Christopher M. Walsh (Violence Design).

CAST: Ensemble members Vincent Lonergan (Bertozzo), Simone Roos (Reporter), and Joseph Stearns (Madman); with guest artists Elizabeth Bagby (Officer), Eric Paskey (Commissioner), Anthony Tournis (Sporty), and Christopher M. Walsh (Officer).

FUNDER: Productions Plus is the exclusive corporate sponsor of Signal Ensemble Theatre's
2010-2011 season.

NEXT: "Aces," May 16-June 18, 2011

MISSION: Founded in 2003, award-winning Signal Ensemble Theatre's mission is to inspire our audience with a kaleidoscope of compelling theatre, while continuing to challenge and support our distinguished ensemble in their artistic growth.

INFO: Signal Ensemble Theatre, 773-347-1350, info@signalensemble.com
www.signalensemble.com

Photo Credit: Johnny Knight

Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14

Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14
The Madman (Joseph Stearns, left) explains himself to Officer #1 (Elizabeth Bagby, center) and Bertozzo (Vincent Lonergan, right)

Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14
The Madman (Joseph Stearns, left) shocks Officer #1 (Elizabeth Bagby, right) with his strange behavior

Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14
The Madman (Joseph Stearns) impersonates a police officer on the phone

Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14
Officer #2 (Christopher M. Walsh, left), the Commissioner (Eric Paskey, center front), the Madman (Joseph Sterns, back, red tie), Sporty (Anthony Tournis, right, white shirt), and Officer #1 (Elizabeth Bagby, back right) sing a song together

Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14
The Commissioner (Eric Pasky, left) introduces himself to the reporter (Simone Roos, right)

Photo Flash: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens at Signal Ensemble, 2/14


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