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Reading Ennio Flaiano's The Woman in the Wardrobe @ NYU Casa Italiana

(Apr 30, 2012)

Origin Theatre Company in association with 
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Kairos Italy Theater
celebrates Ennio Flaiano 
on the 40th Anniversary of his death with the reading of Flaiano's one-act play The Woman in the Wardrobe
(La Donna nell'Armadio
). The reading is part of Origin's eighth annual Mondays of May play reading series
in association with NYU's Glucksman Ireland House.
From the screenwriter of La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2 comes an absurd, ironic, one act play written for “simple, deplorable entertainment.” Yet, with this story of a poet and his hidden secret, Ennio Flaiano gives us so much more. Defying his audience’s expectations once again, Flaiano plays with the rules of the detective mystery, pointing out the iniquities of modern bureaucracies that rule human existence. Echoes of Ionesco, Allen and the Marx Brothers make this one-act play an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

Rocco Sisto,
Tom O’Keefe,
Jesse Presler,
Carlo Giuliano

Directed by Laura Caparrotti
Translated by Marisa Trubiano

Monday, May 14, 2102, 7:000PM
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo
24 West 12 St
New York
Free and open to the public