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The Riot Group

“Sharp, funny, evocative and distinctly original—as crisp as the stripped-down design and as invigoratingly forceful as the performances.” —San Francisco Chronicle

The Riot Group—new theater upstarts who have received uniform acclaim on international stages—offers a timely and chilling work detailing the planning (and ultimate mishandling) of a modern political assassination. Spartan staging, an ominous soundscape, and acerbically funny double-time dialogue propel this psychological gripper as four highly trained U.S. soldiers are assigned the task of eliminating a troublesome Arabic despot. Riffing on influences as disparate as Moby Dick and the Marine Corps manual, Pugilist Specialist dissects the ethos and secret drive of the American military’s hunt for evil in foreign lands and reminds us that “victory forgives dishonesty.” Copresented with the National Performance Network (NPN).

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