Who is the Artist/Organization? Mare Nostrum Elements in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theater ( KIT)
Date of the Event? June 20 – 23, 2013
Where is the event taking place? The Secret Theatre 44-02 23rd St, Long Island City, NY
In the year of Italian Culture in the USA, Mare Nostrum Elements is co-presenting In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY for the borough of Queens. Organized by Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York City, In Scena! is the first Italian Theater Festival to take place in all five New York City boroughs and beyond.
A TRIBUTE TO MARIO FRATTI:
Three one acts by the author of Nine directed by Kevin Albert.
Mare Nostrum Elements honors acclaimed Italian playwright Mario Fratti with three short plays highlighting the many faces of relationships.
DINA AND ALBA – two women who love one another while an old flame reappears.
ACTORS – a loving father keeps a secret from his daughter.
MISSIONARIES – a young priest defends his love for a young nun while making a major confession.
Mario Fratti has been writing for the theater since the ‘50s and has published over 90 plays. He has lived and worked in New York City since 1963, after catching Lee Strasberg’s attention at the Festival of Spoleto. He has taught at Columbia University and at Hunter College. His works have been translated into 20 languages and produced in 600 theatres all over the world. He had a long run on Broadway with his 1982 musical “Nine” (adaptation of his play “Six Passionate Women” – Life of Fellini – film “8 ½”) starring Raul Julia. The musical was revived on Broadway in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. Fratti has won 33 theatre awards in Italy and 11 in New York City.
June 19 – 2PM – Free Performance
June 20 – 7:30PM In Scena! Closing night Gala, Invite Only
June 21 – 7:30PM*
June 22 – 3PM, 7:30PM*
June 23 – 3PM*
* $20 general admission