Piccolo Teatro di Milano Teatri Uniti di Napoli
Piccolo Teatro di Milano Teatri Uniti di Napoli – Theater Review
After an amazing performance of Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters at Lincoln Center Festival 2005, Piccolo Teatro di Milano returns! In Trilogia della villeggiatura, four sprightly young Italians stumble through their whimsical summer, discovering that the unpleasant realities of their lives follow them on vacation. Toni Servillo (of the award-winning film Gomorrah) stars in and directs this lively piece of comic theater. Come see why the Chicago Sun Times raves that “the Piccolo artists could not be more fresh, spontaneous or exuberant.”
Piccilo Teatro di Milano (the theatre of Milan) presents Trilogia Della Villeggiatura at Lincoln Center written 300 years ago which is part of the appeal, which is kind of a comedy of manners about two families who are trying to keep up with the Jones’ and if you view it, instead of going to the countryside, they’re going to the Hamptons, the financial shenanigans and the love triangles, it seems very modern. You have to remember that basically Shakespeare was writing at about the same time and he was writing about kings. The fact that this is a story about ordinary people makes it seem very fresh and very modern. It is all not only in Italian but in a Milanese dialect and there are subtitles. My only complaint really is that the subtitles at the stage is so bare and the titles are so far above the staging itself that it’s hard to actually read it and watch the action at the same time. It is a little long but it is sort of a treat to see something that old but seems that modern. Three stars.