An Evening of Commedia dell’Arte and Italian Renaissance Music

What do you get when you put together a hungry servant, a know-it-all Latin speaking doctor and a string of sausages? You get Pazzi Lazzi in Aria di Commedia – An Evening of Commedia dell’Arte and Italian Renaissance Music! You’ll giggle at Dottore's “little problem” and the beautiful Flaminia's long list of useless suitors. Enjoy classic Commedia dell’Arte tricks and double entendres with a few modern twists!
 
Aria di Commedia is based on the idea of recreating the atmosphere of a day in an Italian Piazza where a small troupe of Commedia performers would entertain the passers-by with comic scenes and period music. During the three independent original scenes inspired by classic Commedia scenarios, the actors interpret famous Commedia stock characters such as Arlecchino, Pantalone, Pulcinella and Colombina with all their comedic troubles resulting from typical human weaknesses like envy, lust and greed.

Come enjoy classic Italian Commedia dell’Arte tricks and double entendres with a few modern twists! In English (with a little Italian) and open and free to all.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Collis Common Ground

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Arts and the Humanities, Leslie Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Theater at Dartmouth College