Off Broadway (and sometimes Broadway) Reviews and Information.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Upcoming: No Escape

Monologues by DINO BUZZATI

8 Actresses4  Monologues2 Languages1 Author: Dino Buzzati. The “Italian Kafka”, wrote these monologues in the late ‘50s but there is nothing of the “dolce vita” in these women trapped into their lives like passionate and proud victims of a fate they can’t control. Solitude, magic, absurd, wait and death are the dominant themes of these ironic and at the same time dramatic monologues presented in the English translation, followed by their original, evocative Italian.
Kairos Italy Theater
KIT—Kairos Italy Theater--the preeminent Italian theater company in NY, proudly presents “NO ESCAPE,” four One-Acts by Dino Buzzati, commemorating the 40th anniversary of his death. Buzzati, known as “the Italian Kafka,” was one of the most significant Italian cultural figures of the last century. 
The 4 works will be presented in English and the original Italian, respectively, and will star: Ilaria Amadasi, Laura Caparrotti, Rosemary Fine, Lucia Grillo, Emily McNamara, Marta Mondelli, Amy Frances Quint and the great Italian film and theatre actress Lydia Biondi. The Monologues will be directed by Laura Caparrotti and other company members. Set Design by Lucretia Moroni. 

The featured one-acts include: THE SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR/LA TELEFONISTA (McNamara/Quint), THE CLOCK/L’OROLOGIO (Grillo/Amadasi), ALONE AT HOME/SOLA IN CASA (Fine/Biondi) and STRIPTEASE/SPOGLIARELLO (Mondelli/Caparrotti). 

Written in the late 1950s, these solo pieces represent the dark side of “La Dolce Vita.” These passionate and proud women are trapped in their respective lives. A criminal news reporter for 30 years, Buzzati brings that experiences to these monologues proving he is a master of irony  as he examines such themes as solitude and death. 
 “NO ESCAPE” will play October 30th – November 18th at the Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce Street (3 blocks South of Christopher Street via the 1 train or the A,B,C,D,E,F,M from the West 4th St. station), NYC. Performances: Tuesday-Friday at 7PM, Saturdays at 3PM and 7PM, Sundays at 2PM and 7PM. Visit for exact monologue performance schedule. 

No comments:

Post a Comment