Operetta Burlesque

May 15, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 to Friday, September 5, 2014
Thurber Theatre (Drake Performance and Event Center)

Written and directed by Emma Dante
Performed by Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale

September 3 at 7:30 pm
September 4 at 7:30 pm
September 5 at 7:30 pm

“A striptease of the soul,” Operetta Burlesque is the newest work by Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale, an award-winning Italian troupe led by Emma Dante. Marking the company’s debut in an English-speaking country, this physical theatre production tells the story of Pietro, a young man from a village near Naples who identifies as a woman. His passionate soul is trapped in his ill-fitting body and in a provincial town that is not big enough for him. Pietro unhappily falls in love numerous times until, at age 40, he meets the love of his life. The play is a tale of gender identity and family relationships, depicting the struggles of the many Pietros of southern Italy and beyond. Operetta Burlesque, will be a highlight of the symposium “Blurring Boundaries without Burning Bridges:” Italian Contemporary Performance, the Theatre of Emma Dante, and Beyond.

NOTE: Nudity and adult themes. For mature audiences only.

Symposium: September 4 - 5, 2014

This performance is made possible by a generous donation through The Columbus Foundation. The symposium is made possible by a grant from Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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