Our local commedia troupe, i Firenzi, has had a thrilling time celebrating International Commedia dell’ Arte Day!
This year, we rented a room at a local community center and opened our audience up to the whole town of Cary, NC!
See more pictures in our Google Photos Album here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ySvSqC98dJD9Z3DQ6
This is the 10th year i Firenzi has participated in International Commedia dell’ Arte Day celebrations. The cultural department of the Italian government sponsors this event annually. See this amazing website for the themes of each year: https://www.commediadellarteday.org/Annunci.asp?lin=eng
i Firenzi is part of dozens of troupes around the world participating by producing performances and classes during February. The day of Commedia Day is February 25.
Our scenario this year was an original work written by Lara Coutinho-Dean and Dina Turnello mashing up commedia with Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Capitano is now King of the Fairies and fighting with his Queen of the Fairies, Vittoria. Arlecchino is trying to do the job of Puck and finding it challenging!
Check back here for an announcement when we get the video processed and posted!