| Open: 08/20/15 Close: 08/30/15
Stockholm Savings is a modern-day reimagining of Frank Pierson’s Dog Day Afternoon.
In this immersive production, a botched bank robbery in Muncie, Indiana quickly unravels, unleashing a media circus. Police brutality, LGBT rights, and racism are explored in this meditation on America’s obsession with spectacle. Adam—a charismatic human bullhorn—and his accomplice Andre—a stoic former military officer in Iraq—hold four bank employees hostage while they negotiate their escape with local law enforcement. Over the course of the long ordeal, an odd bond is formed between the robbers and the hostages.
The remarkable event, which marks its 43rd anniversary during the New York International Fringe Festival’s run, has already inspired three movies, an art installation at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and a dramatization in 2008.
Stockholm Savings features Broadway’s Dale Hensley (La Cage aux Folles, The Drowsy Chaperone); Justin Holcomb; Ryan Nicholls (Off Broadway: The Tempest, Classic Stage Co.); Megan Russell (NBC, Disney Channel); Jane Ray; Jennifer Laine Williams (Whose Family Values!, Clurman Theatre); Anthony Wills, Jr. (Film/ TV: Kid Witness, Alpha House); and Reginald Wilson (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, AUDELCO Award for Best Lead Actor in 2012).