Alessia

An experiment on Italian theater:
A one-act played in English and in Italian, the same
night, one following the other
.

Alessia

From SacrificiSacrifices
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 newspapers.