The health of our staff, artists, and patrons is our top priority. For this reason, we have decided to postpone all performances at The Actors’ Gang Theater until further notice.
All future ticket holders will be contacted directly to make appropriate arrangements.
Thank you for understanding! Stay healthy!
Can’t Pay? Don’t Pay!
by Dario Fo
Translated by Cam Deaver
Directed by Bob Turton
“PERHAPS NO COMPANY BETTER COMPLIMENTS FO’S SENSIBILITY THAN THE ACTORS’ GANG” - Stage Raw“LOOKING AT THE ACTORS’ GANG, I DISCOVER THE EXISTENCE OF THE PHENOMENON CALLED ‘Style’, WHERE THE MOVEMENT OF THE ACTORS ONSTAGE BECOME THE MIRACLE OF THE ART” - Dario Fo
Hungry and fed up by rising prices and stagnant wages, humble housewife, Antonia,joins a revolt of a few hundred women at the local supermarket. Determined to live with dignity and rejecting an austerity diet of dog food and birdseed, the women’s protest escalates and looting ensues. As police search door to door, Antonia and her friend Margherita frantically try to hide their ‘liberated’ goods from their husbands and the police. Can’t Pay? Don’t Pay! is a wildly funny satirical farce written by Nobel Laureate Dario Fo that questions why, in a world of bailed-out banks and overpriced prescription drugs, theft is only a crime when it is committed by those truly in need.
Bob Turton, who won a Stage Raw Award for playing The Madman in last year’s production of Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist directs Can’t Pay? Don’t Pay!,continuing our obsession with Fo’s magic!
We are fortunate enough to have a home in Culver City and to have been welcomed by our community with open arms and we would love to return that generosity by giving back to our less fortunate Culver City. During the run of Can’t Pay? Don’t Pay! we’re starting a food drive where all contributions will be donated to Upward Bound House. If you’re able, please join us in this initiative! You can participate by donating 6 items of non-perishable food the day of the performance directly at the theater and receive a $17 food drive ticket to any Thursday and Friday performances. Food donation barrels will be located in the lobby near will call.
Upward Bound House
The mission of Upward Bound House (UBH) is to eliminate homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles by providing housing, supportive services, and advocacy.UBH was founded in 1990 in response to the affordable housing crisis on the Westside of Los Angeles and its impact on homeless families with children. Initially, consisting of a small shelter program operated out of a four-unit apartment building, the agency and service models have evolved over time to meet the changing needs of the population serve.Since the inception, UBH has helped over 1,800 families – including over 3,000 children – transition from homelessness into permanent housing, with over 95% of families remaining stably housed more than one year later.
In 2019, Upward Bound House served 350 families, and assisted 75% of existing families to transition into permanent housing.
When preparing your bag, please only insert items from the list below:
Cheese or peanut butter crackers
Single serving Chef-Boy-R-Dee items
Single serving soups (with pull tab openings)
Any kind of pasta
Canned vegetables and fruit (with pull top openings)
Individually packaged chips/pretzels/Goldfish
Boxed drinks and juices
Individual packets of oatmeal
Canned Tuna and salmon
Bags of rice or beans
Canned or Dry Soups
Canned Stews and Chili
Coffee (ground no beans)
Hot and Cold Cereals
Packaged Pasta (Macaroni & Cheese, etc.)
Baby Food & Cereal
Steven M Porter
Run time – 2 hours + 15 minute intermission
To make our work accessible to everyone in the community, every Thursday night is Pay-What-You-Can night. Just show up before 7:30 to get on the list.