Please join us this Thursday, November 3rd at 7pm in the Aula in viewing Kairos Italy Theater’s Production of La mandragola (The Mandrake). Read below for more information!
Kairos Italy Theater (KIT) has won international accolades for its productions and its mission to further knowledge of Italian culture in the U.S. Vassar College’s Creative Arts Across Disciplines initiative and the Italian Department are sponsoring a KIT performance of Niccolo Machiavelli’s comedy, La Mandragola (The Mandrake) on Thursday, November 3, 7:00pm. This event, which will be held in The Aula in Ely Hall, is free and open to the public.
The performance will be preceded by a gelato tasting with Mauro Sessarego, an associate professor at the Culinary Institute of America. “This event will give attendees a taste of Italy, minus the airfare,” says Sessarego.
About the Play:
The Mandrake is a satirical play that was published in 1524. KIT revived this seldom-produced play in 2013 with its youth division. The production at Vassar will be directed by KIT’s Artistic Director, Laura Caparrotti, and will feature actors from the company, including Francesco Andolfi, Carlotta Brentan, Lenny Ciotti, Laura Lamberti, Jacopo Rampini, and Irene Turri. It will be presented in English, while retaining some elements of the original Italian version. Run-time is approximately two hours, and the performance will be followed by a brief Q and A session with KIT.
About Kairos Italy Theater:
KIT has produced more than 40 performances and events since it was founded in 2000. The New York City-based company has collaborated with Off-Off and Off-Broadway theaters and with U.S. as well as Italian Institutions. KIT brings never-before-translated Italian plays to the U.S. and created the Double Theatre Experience, where one act plays are performed first in English and then in Italian in the same evening, by different casts. KIT also offers workshops on Commedia dell’Arte and other traditional Italian theater techniques. In 2013, KIT inaugurated In Scena, the first Italian theater festival to take place in all five New York City boroughs.
This performance is co-sponsored by the Drama, English, French and Francophone Studies, and Philosophy Departments.
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