Join us for Theater and Culture: An Italian Perspective in the Musco Center for the Arts of Chapman University, Orange, California, on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 10am.
This year’s edition is a unique opportunity to learn about the influence of Italian theatrical culture across various periods, styles, and genres. The program will include talks and live performances to provide intellectual insight and aesthetic experiences – a fascinating journey stimulating the mind and the heart. Presentations will reveal the interlaced historical genesis and significance of iconic Italian theatrical traditions.
The event will feature a message from The Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Raffaella Valentini; a talk by leading Italianist Daniela Bini on the woman in Italian opera; a modern reinterpretation of Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author written and directed by Professor Nick Gabriel, performed by Chapman’s Department of Theater; a taste of Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo’s unique grammelot style performed by award-winning actor Matthias Martelli.
This celebration of Italian theater and culture, exploring the vitality, beauty, and complexity of Italy’s cultural and artistic identity, will be the seventh edition of the Italian Perspective series, following Business and Culture (2016), Music and Culture (2017), Cinema and Culture (2018), Science and Culture (2019), Food and Culture (2021), and Design and Culture (2022).
For details and tickets, visit the event’s page.