Rob Ford and the Mysterious Case of the Flying Anarchist (2011)

Rob Ford and the Mysterious Case of the Flying Anarchist

a play by  Matt Jones

based on Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo

Summer 2011: Toronto, Montreal

The next time the G20 comes to town, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is ready, PM Stephen Harper is ready, Police Chief Bill Blair is ready. So when a bomb goes off downtown, scores of protesters are rounded up right away. Everything is going smoothly until an anarchist organizer falls to his death from a window during interrogation. Police reports say it’s an accident. And that it’s a suicide. A lone maniac tries to discover the truth. What was the Mayor doing at the police station that night? Based on Dario Fo’s classic 1970 clown show, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Matt Jones’s adaptation is a pre-emptive attack on Toronto’s new political landscape.

directed by Caroline Fournier; produced by Matt Jones and Andrea Joy Rideout

s t a r r i n g :

Susanna Jones, Kyle Allatt, Mikaela Davies, Caroline Fournier,  Vince BenvenutoMatt Jones

art by David Jones, graphic design by Nairi Khandjian, video by Arshad Khan

click for cast pictures


Toronto Fringe Festival: July 6-16, 2011

St. Vladimir’s Theatre (620 Spadina Avenue)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 – 7:00pm

Sunday, July 10, 2011 – 11:00pm

Monday, July 11, 2011 – 4:45pm

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 – 9:30pm

Thursday, July 14, 2011 – 12:00pm

Friday, July 15, 2011 – 8:00pm

Saturday, July 16, 2011 – 1:45pm

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Tickets are $10 at the door, $11 in advance.

FringeKids Tickets are $5 for ages 12 and under.
Discount passes available – Click here for details.

Advance Tickets are available up to three hours prior to the start of a performance:

• Online Orders – Click Here to Book (passes from May 30, tickets from June 15)
• By Phone at 416-966-1062 or 1-866-515-7799 (June 15-30, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; July 2-17, every day, 10am-6pm)
• In person at The New Festival Box Office (July 6-17, 12-9pm) – @ The Fringe Club, 581 Bloor St. W.

Montreal: August 3-7, 2011

Theatre Ste-Catherine (264 Ste-Catherine Est)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – 7:30pm

Thursday, August 4, 2011 – 7:30pm

Friday, August 5, 2011 – 7:30pm

Saturday, August 6, 2011 – 3:00pm

Saturday, August 6, 2011 – 7:30pm

Sunday, August 7, 2011 – 3:00pm

Advance Tickets:

Tickets cost ten dollars.

email: blacklistcommittee(at)gmail(dot)com

Evening performances will be followed at 9pm by:

Did I escape, I wonder…

a chamber opera in three parts


vital organs new opera works

Tickets cost ten dollars for each show

or fifteen dollars for both shows

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  3. Common sense · June 15, 2011

    This play makes no sense whatsoever, and what taste it does have appears quite poor. Need I remind people that the G20 happened under Miller, not Ford? I’m all for political parody, but if you’re going to poke fun of something, at least get your facts straight. It’d be like running a play where Stephen Harper strangles protesters in Shawinigan.

    • blacklistcommittee · June 16, 2011

      Hi Common Sense!
      Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, in today’s workaday world, we do not always have time to verify facts. This is not the first time we’ve spent months working on a play based on a completely false premise. Our last play was about vampires and climate change, and as everyone knows there’s no such thing as climate change!

      • Common sense · June 16, 2011

        No problem. Might I suggest your next play be about a black president who doesn’t care about black people?

    • damurr · June 26, 2011

      Ya mean it isn’t Harper tryin’ to put a strangle hold on protesters?

      • blacklistcommittee · June 26, 2011

        We’ll be dealing with that in next year’s play: Stephen Harper and the Deadly Kitten Catapult

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