Nobel Prize-winning playwright Dario Fo sparked some controversy on the East Coast with his anti-capitalist comments about the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan printed in his and his actress wife Franca Rame's circulating newsletter. The quoted remarks ("Great speculators revel in an economy that every year kills tens of millions of people by reducing them to poverty. Faced with that, what are 20,000 deaths in New York?") caused American Repertory Theatre to cancel the couple's late September appearances in Boston.
On the West Coast, however, Fo's satires on sex and relationships will still get an airing at The Marsh Nov. 10-Dec. 2. The evening of solo works entitled More Fo stars Francesca Fanti.
More Fo includes Coming Home and Alice in Wonderless Land. In Coming Home, a sexually unsatisfied woman reflects on the two jobs a woman is forced to do: the one in the office and the one in bed. Alice in Wonderless Land looks at how girls are taught to use their bodies to curry favor and get what they want from men.
Fanti is remembered in San Francisco for her award-winning performance in Fo's Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo, a show she took to Los Angeles and Chicago. She is currently working on an Italian film based on the life of Enzo Ferrari, who created the legendary Ferrari.
Tickets are $15. The Marsh is located at 1062 Valencia Street. For tickets, call (415) 826-5750. — By Christine Ehren