Commedia at Lincoln Center (July 22-26)

The New York Premiere of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano’s production of Goldoni’s classic work: Trilogia della villeggiatura

Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni’s 1761 three-part satire of the Italian middle class was given new life more than 50 years ago by Piccolo Teatro di Milano’s late founder, Giorgio Strehler.

With a nod to Strehler and in the spirit of Goldoni, Italian actor and director Toni Servillo continues this legacy of innovation that helped to redefine commedia dell’arte nearly 250 years ago.

Recently appearing in the Italian films Gomorrah and Il divo and “widely reputed to be the best Italian stage and screen actor of his generation” (The International Herald Tribune), Servillo stars in and directs his own company, Teatri Uniti di Napoli, in a co-production with the famed Piccolo Teatro di Milano in this fresh and charming version of a seminal work. This remarkably timely piece of comic theater reminds us that the masks we wear to escape from ourselves hide nothing and only serve to draw attention to the complicated realities of our everyday lives.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles

This performance is approximately two hours and forty-five minutes with one intermission.

Wed, July 22, 8 pm
Thurs,July 23, 8 pm
Fri, July 24, 8 pm
Sat, July 25, 8 pm
Sun, July 26, 3 pm

at the Rose Theater, Broadway at 60th Center (Lincoln Center)

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