Friday, April 16, 2010
Free Events, Giveaways and Everything Italian!
Faction of Fools' House with Two Doors promises a laugh-out-loud, feel-good production by a well choreographed and talented cast of Commedia dell'Arte characters live at the first annual WATTAGE, Capital Fringe Festival's new spring performance series, through Sunday, May 9.
Appropriately staged in the old AV Italian Restaurant on New York Ave, 'House' invites audiences to take a light hearted stroll through Naples where a beautiful runaway and a mysterious foreigner chance to meet by night in the streets of Naples, transforming a cloak-and-dagger intrigue into a Renaissance bedroom farce complete with masks, swordplay, mistaken identity, and laughs for the whole family. The love-strucken Spainard, Luzio (Lover Boy) played by Graham Pilato, is hysterically loveable guiding the audience with Pulcinella (Denise Perrino) through 'this strange town' of Naples. Costume Designer, Lynly Saunders and Mask Designer, Antonio Fava (founder and director of the International School of the Comic Actor in Reggio-Emilia, Italy) beautifully match the players to their 17th Century garb. All of the 'Fools', masked and unmasked, men and women (or was that a man?) are a delight to watch.
The Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Inc -- DC's only theatre company devoted specifically to Commedia dell'Arte -- and its Founder, Matt Wilson should be applauded for their vision and enthusiasm to showcase such classic theatre right here in our Nation's Capital.
Faction of Fools' The House with Two Doors runs for 18 performances from April 15 thru May 9 at The Shop @Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001. Suitable for Ages 8 and up. Tickets are $20 and are available at 866-811-4111 or here. Be CiaoDC.com's guest for a FREE performance on Saturday, April 17, 5 pm compliments of Faction of Fools Theatre Company. Limited Space Available. Spend this Saturday evening in bella Napoli with our local Commedia Dell'Arte 'Fools. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for your FREE ticket!
More giveaways when you RSVP for Food, Family, Culture: An Italian American Women's Culinary Journey. Hosted by CiaoDC.com and NOIAW
Prize #1. $100 Gift Certificate to Luigis
Prize #2: Private Cooking Class with Chef Carmine Marzano and Deborah Marzano
Prize #3: Cooking with Carmine DVD signed by Chef Carmine
More about the event here. Space is limited, so hurry and RSVP!
Posted by Ciao DC at 10:08 AM