Theater on Fire presents Miss Margarida's Way, by Roberto Athayde, directed by Darren Evans.
Welcome to eighth grade biology class! Your teacher, Miss Margarida, is a mercurial matriarch, often digressing from biology to taunt and harangue. She might send you to the principal's office, and sometimes students never come back... She asks how to divide 12 bananas among 35 people and answers that the strongest gets 9, the second strongest gets three, and the rest go hungry.
Miss Margarida's Way is a hilarious and choatic allegory about dictatorship that has played in over 50 countries. Originally banned in Athayde's native Brazil, Miss Margarida's Way will have you cringing, laughing, thinking, and maybe hiding under your desk.