Sac State produces Dario Fo’s ¡No Se Paga!

Here’s one worth highlighting on the calendar, if only because it’s a very short run of a play that’s a rare work to see on a local stage: ¡No Se Paga! (We Won’t Pay!), Italian Nobel laureate Dario Fo’s play about corruption, profiteering and taking matters into one’s own hands—er, bellies. Sacramento State’s Department of Theatre & Dance will open the show on March 3 for a two-weekend run. When the price of food goes through the roof, are Margarita and Antonia shoplifting—or have their pregnancies miraculously turned into groceries? The notoriously leftist Fo addresses social and political issues in the most absurd fashion—and he encourages the companies that produce his plays to put a local twist on them, so it will be exciting to see how Sac State tackles this great piece of political comedy. ¡No Se Paga! will open in the Playwrights’ Theatre at Sacramento State on March 3, with shows at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through March 13. Tickets are $8-$12. For more information, visit the Sac State Department of Theatre & Dance website at