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By Max Frisch
Translated by Alistair Beaton
Directed by Bobbin Ramsey

May 17-June 3
Gallery Erato
309 1st Ave S

Stories of arsonists burning down houses fill the news, but it could never happen here, right? The audience is invited into the center of this fiery and absurdist political parable as The Arsonists puts everyone in the hot-seat. The site-specific production is performed at Gallery Erato in historic Pioneer Square where the Seattle Great Fire raged over a century ago. With tough questions about fate, responsibility, and hair rejuvenator, this play asks the burning question of what it could mean to “burn it all down”.

All shows at 7:30pm

Show information:

  • Run time: approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

  • The show includes loud noises, strobe effects, and images of nudity.

  • The gallery is wheelchair-accessible. Please contact us with any mobility concerns.

  • There is paid street parking and a paid lot adjacent to the venue. Pioneer Square is also easily accessible via light rail, street car, and bus. .


Kiki Abba (Chorus Leader)

Gabi Arrastia (Chorus/Mrs. Knechtling)

Katherine Bicknell (Anna)

Adrian Kljucec
 (Chorus/Police Officer)

Jordan Moeller (Schmitz)

Mario Orallo-Molinaro
 (Gottlieb Biedermann)

Tatiana Pavela (Babette Biedermann)

Laura Steele (Chorus/Police Officer)

Steven Sterne
 (Chorus/Doctor of Philosophy)

Amber Tanaka (Eisenring)


Bobbin Ramsey (Director)

Ben Phillips (Associate Director)

Hannah Ferguson (Stage Manager)

Bryce Bartl-Geller (Scenic/Lighting/Projections Designer)

Ryan Dunn (Scenic/Lighting/Projections Designer)

Mitchell Helton (Scenic/Props Designer)

Jenn Oaster (Costume Designer)

Alex Potter (Sound Designer)

Zoe Shields (Assistant Costume Designer)

Wyatt Hazel (Assistant Stage Manager)

Maggie Rogers (Dramaturge)

Mary Hubert (Lead Producer)