by Joe Orton
Franklin Stage Company
25 Institute Street
August 16 - September 3
Weds - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday Matinees at 5pm
Special Saturday Matinee September 2 at 2pm
"Surely we're all mad people, and they Whom we think are, are not."
(The Revengers Tragedy, quoted in Orton's preface to What the Butler Saw)
When a Government Commissioner arrives to inspect a medical clinic, the disorderly world of Doctor Prentice descends into unstoppable anarchy. Joe Orton's classic about the thin line between sanity and madness is both a manic farce and a savage indictment of authority-figures and their obsession with power.
"Nobody came closer than Orton to reviving on the English stage the outrageous and violent pranksters spirit of comedy..."