LA MANDRAGOLA – THE MANDRAKE ROOT

LA MANDRAGOLA – THE MANDRAKE ROOT

by Niccolo’ Machiavelli Directed by Laura Caparrotti Featuring: Francesco Andolfi, Laura Lamberti, Carlotta Brentan, Lenny Ciotti, Jacopo Rampini, Irene Turri.  Inaugural Event: December 5, 2013 CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI-MARIMO’ AT NYU Presented also at: Bernie Wohl Center, NY, NY (In repertoire with Decameron) Vassar College, NY     The Mandrake Root is a satirical play by the author of The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli. Although the five-act comedy was published in 1524 and first performed in the carnival season of 1526, Machiavelli likely wrote The Mandrake Root in 1518 to be performed at the wedding of Duke Lorenzo de’ Medici and Maddalena de la Tour d’Auvregne. KIT is reviving this seldom-produced play with its youth division, the YoungKIT. The production will feature only 6 actors, a handful of props and a few costumes, and Macchiavelli’s masterpiece translated into English, while retaining some elements of the original Italian version. With The Mandrake Root, KIT inaugurates a series of shows focused on highlighting the great tradition of Italian theater.  How a 1518 play speaks of today by Natasha Lardera – I-Italy December 3, 2013 Check the rest of the press about The Mandrake Root HERE VIDEO: Mandragola at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo‘ Check the Album Mandragola at Vassar... Read more

Dealers of Souls PRESS

FINAL PERFORMANCE THIS AFTERNOON(NOV. 29TH AT3PM): KRISTIN HARDWICK REVIEWS “DEALERS OF SOULS” Written by Alberto… Posted by Hi! Drama on Sunday, November 29,... Read more
Tosca and the two downstairs

Tosca and the two downstairs

PRESS 2014 New York Critic – March 25, 2014 Tosca and the two downstairs New York Theatre Wire – March 24, 2014 Franca Valeri’s play using a “Tosca” backdrop is sharp, current. PRESS 2010 CHELSEA NOW – January 29, 2010 Italian legend gets her NYC due by Jerry Tallmer OGGI7 – January 30, 2010 Ecco l’altra “Tosca” by Samira Leglib EDGE NEW YORK – February 3, 2010 Franca Valeri: Italy’s Liza Minnelli comes stateside BACKSTAGE – Critic’s Pick Tosca e le altre due by Lisa J. Sagolla ESSENCE OF ITALY – February 5, 2010 Tosca E Le Altre Due, Tosca and the Two Women Downstairs THE HUFFINGTON POST Fern Siegel’s Stage Door: Venus in Fur, Tosca e le altre due PARTERRE BOX – February 18, 2010 The girls downstairsby Ercole Farnese Off-Off ONLINE – February 6, 2010 Seductive, Hidden Permutation of Tosca, Downstairsby Jonathan Lim I-ITALY – February 10, 2010 Tosca and the two downstairs by Andrea Malaguti CONCERTONET – February 3, 2010 Upstairs, Downstairs by Arlene Judith Klotzko RAI TV COVERAGE AND INTERVIEW Rai Coverage of Tosca and the two downstairs... Read more