Fires are becoming something of a problem, popping up all over town, but Mr. Biedermann has it all under control. A respected member of the community, he tries to live a life of blameless middle-class decency. It is this sense of bourgeois propriety that renders Biedermann defenseless when two strangers finesse their way into his home and settle in. But when they start filling his attic with petrol drums, will he help them light the fuse? Inspired by the Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1948, this absurdist allegory satirizes the way in which people can be manipulated into accommodating their own destruction. Performance Dates: April 20-21 & 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 & 29 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale online at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts beginning October 4. In person/phone reservations go on sale Monday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-4:30 p.m., and one hour prior to each performance. Tickets are $18 for adults; $16 for seniors/non UWL students; and $7 for UWL students. Performances take place in the Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts on the corner of 16th & Vine Streets. Assigned seating.