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Join us for an enlightening preshow soireé at the Sonoma Valley Portworks, 613 2nd St., Petaluma (at the Foundry Wharf). Meet the Cinnabar board, hear guest Speaker Doyle Ott speak on Dario Fo and the play, and enjoy light supper and wine. Cinnalounges are special to CinnaClub Members: donors at the $500 level or more.

September 21-October 7, 2012 Buy Tickets to Cinnabar Theater online now
We Won’t Pay!
We Won’t Pay!

by Dario Fo
Translated by Ron Jenkins
Laura Jorgensen, Director

This hilarious farce, a success off Broadway and across the U.S., is set in motion when a housewife comes home with groceries she has swiped as part of a spontaneous community action where 300 women did the same. To keep her secret from her husband, she hides some of the groceries under her best friend’s raincoat. The explanation? She’s pregnant. But what does she give birth to? Olives! Hilarity ensues as the characters try to dig themselves out of their homemade holes, only making things worse and worse.

Antonia.............................Liz Jahren
Giovanni...........................Nathan Cummings
Margherita........................Sarah McKereghan
Luigi...................................Samson Hood
State Trooper, Police Sergeant,
Gravedigger, Grandfather......Gary Grossman

Underwritten by Frank Schomer

Single Tickets: $25 General
$22 Seniors 65 & Over; $15 Age 22 & Under
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Review: "Cinnabar Theater's 'We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!' ~ a madcap homage to zaniness and anarchy...It's silly, it's fun and it's all theater." Click here

Cari Lynn Pace
Marinscope Newspapers


Review: Food for thought and laughs. 'We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!' at Cinnabar Theater is a roaring success. This play is hysterically funny." Click here

Greg and Suzanne Angeo
For All Events

Review: "A roller coaster ride of absurdity...'I Love Lucy' meets Karl Marx in Cinnabar Theater's 'We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!'" Click here

Katie Watts
Petaluma Argus Courier

Review: David Templeton Review - KRCB - "We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay"
(This podcast review continues with a short review for another Sonoma County show about money.)

"Cinnabar Theater's 'We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!' cast is agile and game, fusing the energies of the great 1950's situation comedies with the anything-goes antagonism of Jon Stewart or Steven Colbert." Click here

David Templeton
KRCB Second Row Center

Review: A thoughtfully written review by Inga Aksamit including references to Cinnabar Theater's 40 year history plus wonderful photos of Cinnabar Theater and the set design for "We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!" by Steve Mullin. "Cinnabar Theater's 'We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!' an entertaining comedy...delivered from expressive and powerful actors that will put a smile on your face." Click here

Inga Aksamit
Sonoma Wine Travel Examiner

Special radio interview featuring Elly Lichenstein

Cinnabar Theater's Elly Lichenstein is interviewed by Mitchell Field for his radio show "The Field Trip."

Mitchell talks with Elly Lichenstein, Executive/Artistic director of the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, California about the company's 40th anniversary-year shows, including We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! and their world-premiere commissioned piece So Nice To Come Home To: A World War Two Musical. Click the little arrow in the player bar at the Radio Sausalito site

KSRO CenterStage podcast recording with Liz and Nathan. Listen here...

KSRO hosts David Wesley Page and Curtiss Kim interview actors Liz Jahren and Nathan Cummings about the comedy "We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay" playing Sept. 21 to Oct. 7, 2012 at Cinnabar Theater. Desperate efforts "to make ends meet" becomes a comical tangle of escapades in this farce featuring a comic duo who experience antics reminiscent of the Lucy and Ethel characters in "I Love Lucy."








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