Directed by Laura Caparrotti
With Stefano Carannante, Laura Caparrotti, Giulia Cowie, Matthew A. J. Gregory*, Laura Lamberti, Alice Lussiana Parente, Brandon Salerno.
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 still so timing today. The production features only 6 actors, a handful of props and a few costumes, and Machiavelli’s masterpiece translated into English, while retaining some elements of the original Italian version.