Arsenico e vecchi merletti

Duration: two hours and 15 minutes without interval

Geppy Gleijeses directs two grand dames of Italian theatre, Anna Maria Guarnieri and Giulia Lazzarini. The title is known by all, above all thanks to the film by Frank Capra and starrin Cary Grant, which in turn was an adaptation of a great Broadway success by Joseph Kesselring. The New York Times claimed the comedy was “so funny that none of us will ever forget it”.
The story is centred on Mortimer Brewster, a severe theatrical critic, who has to deal with his family of crazed assassins: two adorable old spinster aunts who kill their tenants with elderflower wine laced with arsenic, an elderly uncle, convinced he is Theodore Roosevelt, who is trying to dig the Panama Canal in the basement, (where the victims of the sisters are buried), and a serial killer for a brother, who is also lugging around a corpse to hide in the basement...

The play is loosely based on the staging directed by Mario Monicelli, for whom 2020 will mark the tenth anniversary of his death.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 18 to 29 march 2020
Arsenico e vecchi merletti
by Joseph Kesselring, translated by Masolino D’Amico
directed by Geppy Gleijeses
sets Franco Velchi, costumes Chiara Donato, music Matteo D’Amico, lighting Luigi Ascione
with Annamaria Guarnieri, Giulia Lazzarini
with Maria Alberta Navello, Mimmo Mignemi, Paolo Romano, Luigi Tabita
and with Tarcisio Branca, Bruno Crucitti, Francesco Guzzo, Daniele Biagini, Lorenzo Venturini
a GITIESSE Artisti Riuniti production

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