Franz Ferdinand Must Die

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A Time-Bending Story Based on True Events Premiering at The Winnipeg Fringe, and Then Heading to Saskatoon and Edmonton

Written & Performed by Adam Bailey, Directed by Tyler J. Seguin

Sound Design Created by Alex Eddington


Adam Bailey’s twisted, history-based storytelling tackles the improbable events that started a war while asking the question; what leads young men to commit acts of political violence? Using the assassination of Franz Ferdinand as a starting point Bailey dives into the world of his killer, Gavrilo Princip, and creates a theatrical feat that is thought provoking, humorous, and surprisingly empathetic. A contemporary take on an event that has clear implications for a modern audience.

Previous true-tall-tales told by Adam Bailey have gained numerous awards and multiple glowing reviews across the country including NOW Magazine’s Outstanding New Play for The Life Henri, which was also one of UMFM Radio’s favourites when it played at the Winnipeg Fringe, named as among the Best of the Best by the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and received ★★★★★ from Edmonton’s VUE/ His bio-play Adam Bailey is on Fire earned ★★★★1/2 in the Edmonton Sun and a Patrons’ Pick Award in Toronto, with the Winnipeg Free Press calling it “An Almost Religious Experience”.

Joined by director Tyler J Seguin, who recently completed two seasons assistant directing at the Stratford Festival (including Treasure Island and The Tempest), and sound designer Alex Eddington, a previous Urjo Kareda Resident at Tarragon Theatre, who’s concert music has been performed internationally by ensembles including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. This show is sure to be an entertaining addition to the must-see list of any Fringe goer looking to be challenged as well as engaged.