Viola di Mare

by and starring Isabella Carloni

Produced by Rovine Circolari Company (Ancona/Marche)

Based on the novel Minchia di re by Giacomo Pilati.

• May 4 at 7:30pm at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo at NYU (24 W. 12th St, Manhattan)

• May 17 at 7:30pm at Bernie Wohl Center at Goddard Riverside (647 Columbus Ave, Manhattan)   BUY TICKETS

• May 19 at 7:30pm at Brooklyn College (2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn) –


SYNOPSIS – Viola di Mare is a salt-water fish that is born female but then turns into a male after laying its eggs. This is the true story of a 19th century girl who falls in love with another woman. To escape her father’s fury and the bigotry of her island village, she consents to dress up as a man for the rest of her life. The freedom that this affords her will simultaneously condemn her to an irreversible exile from herself.


Rovine circolari – The company is inextricably linked to the vision of actress, singer and author Isabella Carloni, whose research into vocal dramaturgy has resulted in the creation of new works of epic-narrative theater and singing-theater. Some of her representative female characters include: Circe, Joyce Lussu, Joan of Arc, Alda Merini, the “Sixties Housewife.” Ms. Carloni has worked with some of the most prestigious Italian directors, including Servillo, Cecchi, Baliani, De Capitani.


Viola di mare 1 - L'Aquila- Ph. Paolo Porto