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October 4, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)

Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Wilkins Theatre

UNION, N.J. – The Marx Brothers meet Karl Marx in the audacious, irreverent and hilarious farce Accidental Death of an Anarchist, written by Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo and presented by Two River Theatre Company (TRTC). Show times will be Thursday to Saturday, October 21, 22, and 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 24, at 3 p.m. in Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

Continuing its successful run at the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, N.J., TRTC brings the outrageous pranks and madcap characters of Accidental Death to Wilkins Theatre. A brilliant exposé of political corruption, media manipulation and political idiocy, Italian style, the play is a biting satire based on the true story of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, fell to his death from police headquarters in Milan. At the center of this hilarious romp is a comic fool played by actor Arnie Burton, who, posing as an investigator, playfully exposes cover-ups surrounding the accident. “If Arnie Burton had been around 80 years ago, the Marx Brothers undoubtedly would have adopted him,” said The Star-Ledger in a recent review. This Broadway and West End hit was a success when it first appeared 35 years ago, and is no less relevant today.

Tickets are $25 for the public; $21 for senior citizens; and $17 for children. Black-and-white and color photographs are available upon request. For further information, to order tickets, or request a brochure, call the Wilkins Theatre Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).