Italian Society Theatre Project: L’uomo, la bestia e la virtù

Everyone wears a mask. Not a literal one, maybe, but a mask nonetheless: everyone plays a role in the comedy of life. Professor Paolino, the Man, hides an illicit love affair under his respectable demeanor. Mrs Perella, his lover, wears the mask of Virtue but is not really virtuous at all; while her husband, Captain Perella, the Beast, seems oblivious to it all. But chance and destiny rarely leave well enough alone, and a series of unexpected events will radically change the dynamics of the group. The result is a hilarious and poignant comedy, a brilliant satire of the hypocrisy of bourgeois “respectability”, in the unmistakable style of Luigi Pirandello.

Director: Ludovico Nolfi

Cast: Debora Camarda, Ester Cannizzaro, Michelangelo Chini, Camilla Colombo, Giulia Corsino, Claudia Dattoli, Nicola Lombardi, Guido Paoluzi Cusani, Antonia Sabato, Joned Sarwar, Samuele Tofano.

£6/£5 concession

When: May 29th, 7pm
Where: Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College

The play will be in Italian with English subtitles.
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