Arsenico e vecchi merletti

Duration: 135' without interval

Geppy Gleijeses directs two grand dames of Italian theatre, Anna Maria Guarnieri and Rosalina Neri*. The title is known by all, above all thanks to the film by Frank Capra and starring 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 marked the tenth anniversary of his death.

*Due to health problems for which she has been recommended a long period of rest out of the limelight, Giulia Lazzarini will not be co-starring in the play alongside Anna Maria Guarnieri. Her role will be performed by Rosalina Neri.

Arsenico e vecchi merletti
by Joseph Kesselring, translation Masolino D’Amico
directed by Geppy Gleijeses
sets Franco Velchi
costumes Chiara Donato
music Matteo D’Amico
lighting craftsman Luigi Ascione
with (in alphabetical order) Anna Maria Guarnieri, Rosalina Neri
with Maria Alberta Navello, Leandro Amato, Paolo Romano, Luigi Tabita
and with Tarcisio Branca, Bruno Crucitti, Francesco Guzzo, Daniele Biagini, Lorenzo Venturini
GITIESSE Artisti Riuniti production

The performance is dedicated to Mario Monicelli and is freely inspired on his first theatrical work as a director

Tickets
Category of performance Guest
Stalls full price € 33 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 21
Balcony full price € 26 | Discounted (Under 26 and over 65) € 18

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