TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, Archduke explores how one man, one moment, can derail an entire century. Focusing on the cataclysmic 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, three hapless insurgents embark on a darkly comic quest for immortality, unaware that their actions will launch World War I.

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman has to say about Archduke :

Rajiv Joseph, known for the wonderful “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” wrote this dark comedy—a Northern California premiere at TheatreWorks—about the 1914 assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the event that launched World War I. Joseph’s satire, in which three hapless young men are convinced to commit the deadly deed, illuminates today’s terrorism. Giovanna Sardelli directs a seven-actor cast.

Event Info
Jun 08 → Jun 30
Tue at 7:30 pm; Wed at 2 & 7:30 pm; Thu & Fri at 8 pm; Sat at 2 & 8 pm & Sun at 2 & 7 pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
Info: 650-463-1960
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