ABC… L’ITALIANO SI IMPARA COSI’
(HOW TO LEARN ITALIAN IN ONE HOUR)
By & With Laura Caparrotti
A very unique method used by Miss Margherita, a despotic Teacher-Diva, to teach Italian to any Italian student. Starting from what is more well-known in the US about Italy – Love, Food, Literature, Art, Tourism and Music – Miss Margherita will explain and teach the Italian language, culture, art and tradition to the audience.
Miss Margherita will bring the audience through Italy, exploring the stereotypical figures for which Italy is more known around the world: A=Amore (LOVE) – B= Buono (good like Italian FOOD) – C=Citta’ (CITIES – including Italian dialects).
Through scenes from Italian theater, through music (from the old Italian songs to the most contemporary hits) and a lot of images; together with the some of the most representative Italian authors from Dante to today’s writers and the most contemporary poet/actors, ABC… will play with the history, the pronunciation, the variety of the Italian language AND with the audience. The show will educate the audience on the history of Italy focusing on the cities chosen to be Italy’s best testimonial of differences and similarities among the Nation. The cities are Bolzano, Milano, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, and Palermo.
Full Program (for Schools): KIT will provide the teachers with the script of the performance one month in advance. The KIT staff will be anyway available to work directly with teachers, providing any support requested. The Performer will come to the class in order to explain in advance what they are going to see and to analyze part of the script. At the end, each “student” will earn the MARGHERITA’S DIPLOMA, the MOST IMPORTANT degree in Italian Studies, together with a picture with the famous teacher!
A,B,C has been performed at the Ciao Italy Festival in Brooklyn, and in schools, communities and theaters in New York, in Washington D.C., in New Jersey (Montclair, New Providence), in Florida (Naples and West Palm Beach), in Long Island and in Connecticut (Norwalk).
THE PERFORMANCE IS PRESENTED IN ITALIAN AND IN ENGLISH.
RUNNING TIME: ABOUT ONE HOUR
THREE CHAIRS – CD PLAYER;
MONITOR OR SCREEN + DATA PROJECTOR OR SIMILAR (THE SLIDE SHOW USED FOR THE SHOW IS IN POWER POINT)
IT’S ALSO POSSIBLE TO ADD RELATED EVENTS SUCH AS LECTURES, SCREENING AND/OR READINGS. FEES OF THE RELATED EVENTS ARE TO BE DISCUSSED WITH KIT.
Laura Caparrotti, Bob Jaffe, Darrell Larson, et al. Set for SOLO @ the cell
TheaterMania – September 23, 2010
Essence of Italy – October 15, 2010:
Everyone should be taught Italian like this. Splashy, colorful maps, poetry, music, a crash course on love and unapologetic impersonations of Italians from different regions telling the same story, each in a distinctly different way.
All about Italy in Sixty Minutes
I-Italy – November 12, 2010