Francis the Holy Jester


Oct
16
2012

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  • Speaker: Performer Mario Pirovano
  • Host Department: Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Date: 10/16/2012
  • Time: 8:00PM

  • Location: Helmut Stern Auditorium (UMMA), 525 State Str

  • Description:

    Performer Mario Pirovano is featured. Play by Dario Fo, performed in English. For more information, please contact Pierluigi Erbaggio (RLL graduate student), erbaggio@umich.edu. 

    A play by Dario Fo, performed in English.

    Description: “Francis, the Holy Jester” is a one man show, a play which relies solely on the considerable skill of a highly experienced performer and the imagination of the audience. This is a show without props, without scenery and with the simplest of costume where the bond between the audience and the performer, and thus the material and subject is tangible, visceral. A whole range of characters from 13th Century Italy are brought to life before us: Popes and Cardinals, Dukes and Duchesses, soldiers on the battle field, traders in the marketplace and St. Francis himself."

    This show is co-sponsored by the Romance Languages and Literatures Department, the Fall 2012 LSA Translation Theme Semester, the International Institute, the Institute for the Humanities, and the Rackham Dean’s Strategic Fund.

    If you wish to sustain the initiatives of the Italian Film Festival Usa – Detroit, please visit http://italianfilmfests.org/index.html