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Pirandello: The Mountain Giants



Pirandello: The Mountain Giants

Pirandello: The Mountain Giants
  May 25th, 7pm
  Instituto Cervantes (31 W Ohio Street, Chicago)

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The Celebration of the ongoing impact Luigi Pirandello has on theatre 150 years after his birth. This one-night festival showcases new works inspired by Pirandello's final, unfinished play, The Mountain Giants. A reception precedes the performance.

Ghostlight Ensemble asked six playwrights to write 10-minute plays around the "missing" character in The Mountain Giants, Luigi Pirandello's final, unfinished play.
The Mountain Giants tells the story of Cotrone the magician and his ragged group of outcasts who are visited in their crumbling villa by a touring theatre troupe. The thespians have spent their lives and fortunes performing a single play, "The Fable of the Changed Son," which has been universally reviled by audiences. On this night, however, the villa sees the boundaries between dream and reality collapse, along with those between characters and actors.
Pirandello died before he finished the play and introduced the titular characters, so our playwrights have gone in search of these giants themselves. Come see what they found!

Co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.

Friends of the Institute are eligible to receive $5 off the price of tickets by entering promocode Pirandello150 when purchasing tickets online.

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Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Entrance : With fee


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