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WHAT THE BUTLER SAW By Joe Orton Directed by Paul Mullins
WHEN: Performances begin September 6 WHERE: F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave., Madison
First performed in 1969, two years after Orton's murder at the age of 34, this scathing farce shocked audiences when it was first produced. Now, almost 50 years later, what were racy subjects are far less so, and we are able to both laugh more and see better the acid bullets that Orton fires in a startling pace from beginning to end. This hilarious comedy unveils the fragile state of truth in the hands of those in power, and the ultimate power of truth despite our easy ability to twist it.
Use code SALE3 at checkout to receive $39 tickets to all 7:30 p.m. performances!*
Please note: this play is not suitable for young audiences and will include moments of partial undress and shots fired from a blank gun.
*Offer expires September 5 and is only valid on 7:30 p.m performances. Not valid on Opening Night, preview performances, or prior purchases; other restrictions may apply. Please call the Box Office for more information.
What the Butler Saw is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.