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The Stuff of Dreams

La stoffa dei sogni

GIANFRANCO CABIDDU
Italy, 2016
103 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Director Gianfranco Cabiddu (April 23-24 only)

This fanciful reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest transports the action to a Mediterranean island prison, where a shipwreck strands a traveling theater troupe and a gang of criminals. The prison's governor must determine who is the actor and who is the convict. Theater impresario Oreste demands to put on a show, The Tempest, to prove his actors' talents, but gang leader Don Vincenzo threatens Oreste against exposing him and his two nephews. When the uncultured thugs botch their lines, Don slyly notes that Shakespeare "won't be offended if we change a few things" and works at trimming the story. The comedy of teaching gangsters to emote theatrically plays against the drama of the governor's daughter romancing the Don's son. Soon the play, the players, and the story of the play intermingle hauntingly. As Oreste tells the governor, "Theater puts wings on one's heart and on one's reason."—Dave Nuttycombe

In Italian with English subtitles

Co-presented with the Italian Cultural Institute / Embassy of Italy

The Stuff of Dreams

La stoffa dei sogni

GIANFRANCO CABIDDU
Italy, 2016
103 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Director Gianfranco Cabiddu (April 23-24 only)

This fanciful reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest transports the action to a Mediterranean island prison, where a shipwreck strands a traveling theater troupe and a gang of criminals. The prison's governor must determine who is the actor and who is the convict. Theater impresario Oreste demands to put on a show, The Tempest, to prove his actors' talents, but gang leader Don Vincenzo threatens Oreste against exposing him and his two nephews. When the uncultured thugs botch their lines, Don slyly notes that Shakespeare "won't be offended if we change a few things" and works at trimming the story. The comedy of teaching gangsters to emote theatrically plays against the drama of the governor's daughter romancing the Don's son. Soon the play, the players, and the story of the play intermingle hauntingly. As Oreste tells the governor, "Theater puts wings on one's heart and on one's reason."—Dave Nuttycombe

In Italian with English subtitles

Co-presented with the Italian Cultural Institute / Embassy of Italy


Sunday, April 23
7:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater
Monday, April 24
6:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater
Saturday, April 29
2:00 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater

Italian Cultural Institute

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