An experiment on Italian theater: A one-act played in English and in Italian, the same night, one following the other. Alessia From Sacrifici – Sacrifices By Mario Fratti Directed by Laura Caparrotti Alessia is the story of a daughter sacrificing herself for her mother… a real mother, as she says. Alessia was presented from May 8th to 11th 2003 at the Sande Shurin Theater (311 W 43rd Street – 6th Floor, NYC-NY). MARIO FRATTI, professor of Italian literature at Hunter College, is an internationally acclaimed playwright and drama critic. Author of such works as Suicide, The Cage, The Return, The Academy, Mafia, Races, and The Bridge, he is best known for his musical Nine (inspired by Fellini’s famous film, 8 1/2) which won the O’Neill Award, the Richard Rogers Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, and five Tony Awards. Fratti’s nearly forty plays have received some four hundred productions in two dozen countries and have been translated into many languages. Fratti was born in Italy but has been living in New York City since 1963. In addition to his writing achievements, he also serves as New York drama critic for nine European... Read more