The Devil on All Sides

The Devil on All Sides (2006)
Currently available for touring

The American premiere of contemporary French playwright Fabrice Melquiot’s haunting tragedy is set during the war in ex-Yugoslavia. Lorko, a Christian, falls in love with and marries Elma, a Muslim. As the war breaks out, Melquiot shows us the pressures on their love, their families, and the crumbling world around them in a style that seamlessly blends expressionism, poetry, fantasy, and harsh, raw reality. Named “Theatrical Discovery of the Year” in France. Our production extended twice, and toured to New York’s PS 122 in 2007.

“Beautifully realized in every sense.”- SF Bay Times

The Devil on All Sides

“FoolsFURY does a true service in introducing this singular voice to our coast.” - Village Voice


Fabrice Melquiot
Directed and translated by Ben Yalom
Produced by Angie Bush (SF) and Angela Santillo (NYC)

Performed by:

Nora El Samahy
Deborah Eliezer
Rod Hipskind (SF)
Stephen Jacob (NYC)
Brian Livingston
Ryan O’Donnell
Michael Summers (SF)
Joseph William (NYC)

Scenic Design – Dan Stratton
Costume Design – Ambra Sutlzbaugh, Kaibrina Sky Buck (NYC)
Sound design and composition – Dan Cantrell and Patrick Kaliski
Lighting Design – Chris Studley
Dramaturgy – Duca Knezevic
Stage Manager – Tanya Telson