Jean-Claude van Itallie Returns With New Protest Play Fear Itself

News   Jean-Claude van Itallie Returns With New Protest Play Fear Itself Playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie, who made his name in the late '60s with the political play America Hurrah, returns to the New York stage with another work critical of American policies, Fear Itself, Secrets of the White House. It is currently playing Theater for the New City, having begun performances Dec. 11.

In Fear Itself, "while the sadistic, dyslexic Emperor Butch wages war in the far off land of Arockandahardplace, the consequences of his actions and behavior—not to mention the dysfunction of his mother Big Mommy, his wife Little Mommy, his dog Rover, and his antic cabinet—are suffered by Emperor Butch's three children locked in the basement of the White House." George Ferencz directs. Starring are Ken Perlstein, Susan Patrick, Timothy Doyle, Joe Gioco, Roland Sands, Rene Andersen and Jenne Vath.

Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling (212) 254- 1109 or online at theatermania.com.

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