Can’t wait until Halloween for a good thrill? Well, you’re in luck. Strawdog Theatre Company brings the big screen to the stage with it’s production of Fail-Safe. Adapted from this black and white film by Sidney Lumet, Fail-Safe is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat for longer than you can imagine.
Set in the 1960′s, Cold War tensions between the United States and Soviet Union rise to a new height. A technical malfunction causes a launch in mission against the Soviet Union, which could potentially trigger a new, deadly war. Upon alerts from headquarters, airborne groups continue to head towards “fail-safe” points for further instruction. Amid the chaos, the President of the United States and his advisers attempt to come to a final solution, which could ultimately come to create a nuclear holocaust.
Fail-Safe began September 14 and runs until October 14. Performances are Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm, with an additional Sunday performance at noon.Ticket information can be viewed here, and more information about Fail-Safe is presented here.