All shows presented in Italian and English or with English supertitles.
May 13, Time 7:30pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside
May 15, Time 7:30pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside
Written by Francesco Lioce and Emanuele Vezzoli. Based on the autobiography of Piergiorgio Welby. Directed and performed by Emanuele Vezzoli. Produced by Associazione Culturale Teatri e Culture. Lazio region.
The life story of celebrated Italian end-of-life rights pioneer Piergiorgio Welby. Afflicted with muscular dystrophy, in 2006 Welby publicly declared his wish to refuse the medical treatment that kept him alive. This is the portrait of a passionate and vital artist engaged in a conflict between the loss of hope and the celebration of life.
May 6, Time 7:30pm, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’
May 9, Time 8pm, Triskelion Arts
Based on the novel by Mirjana Bobic Mojsilovic. Directed by Fiona Sansone, starring Ksenija Martinovic. Produced by CSS Teatro Stabile di Innovazione of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
Andjelka is a young woman whose urge to relive her memories leads her to retrace the steps of her life: her childhood spent in Tito’s Yugoslavia, her adolescence and adulthood spent in Milosevic’s Serbia. This moving piece tells the story of an entire generation of young people living in war-torn regions who weren’t ready to become adults so soon.
May 3, 7.30pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside
May 5, Time 8pm, Triskelion Arts
Written and directed by Mauro Santopietro. Starring Mauro Santopietro and Alessia Giangiuliani. Abruzzo region.
Adam & Eve is a symbolic journey in seven scenes. Moving through historical eras to arrive at present day, the play explores the endless dynamics between man and woman: lovers or rivals, together or hopelessly distant, but forever in search of a joint identity.
May 4, 8pm, Center of the Arts at College of Staten Island
May 7, 3pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside
Based on Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio. Written and directed by Titta Ceccano. Starring Elena Alfonsi, Alessandro Balestrieri, Titta Ceccano, Julia Borretti, Danilo Sarego e Andrea Zaccheo. Produced by Matutateatro. Lazio region.
The story of the world’s most famous wooden puppet is reimagined inside a Felliniesque world with all its essential moments: the belly of the whale, the field of miracles, the land of toys, and the fairy with turquoise hair. Honoring Carlo Collodi’s 190th birthday, this youth theater production blends live music, choreographed dance, and shadow puppetry to illustrate the transformation of an impertinent wooden puppet into a sensible flesh-and-bone boy.
May 11, Time 6pm, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’
May 13, Time 2pm, NYPL in the Bronx
May 14, Time 3pm, Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside
Written and directed by Chiara Cervati. Starring Chiara Cervati and Elena Trombini. Produced by Centopercentoteatro. Lombardia region.
A youth theater presentation. Cuoca Primavera is a chef on a desperate quest to find the best ingredients for her dishes. Through many unforeseen hiccups – and a lot of laughter – Chef Cuoca and her assistant Chy teach children to pay attention to what we eat and to how the earth is treated, as well as to respect those who work the land to grow our food.
May 2, Time 7pm, Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre
Dedicated to Luigi Pirandello on the 80th anniversary of his death. New York-based theater companies pay homage to the 1934 Nobel Prize winner. Admission TBA
Free Verse Meets In Scena!
May 5 and 12, 12pm – NeON Center
Led by Dave Johnson. A cultural exchange between In Scena! Italian artists and emerging writers from the South Bronx community. In English, Spanish and Italian. Free Admission.
May 10, 6pm – Calandra Institute
A different Vision on immigration: immigration stories in Cinema and Theater, from Italian and U.S. artists.
May 16, Time 6pm, Italian Institute of Culture
Reading of the winning play of the 2016 Mario Fratti Award for emerging Italian playwrights. In English. Free Admission
$15 General Admission/$12 Students and Seniors for most shows. For info call 646-850-7056. Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.
Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside
647 Columbus Ave, Manhattan, NY 10024
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’
22 W 12th St, Manhattan, NY 10011
Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street – Manhattan, NY
Center of the Arts, College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Boulevard, bldg, 1P. Rm 116, Staten Island, NY 10314
Italian Institute of Culture
686 Park Ave, Manhattan, NY 10021
198 East 161st, Bronx, NY 10451
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center
610 E 186th Street at Hughes Ave., Bronx, NY – www.nypl.org
Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce St, Manhattan, NY 10014
106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222