Tickets $15, MCA and Istituto Italiano members $10
Ravenna's Marco Martinelli and his company of native Italian and Senegalese artists create "theater that is food, that you feel between the teeth." In their hands, the fairytale about a man's descent into the underworld breathes a climate of intimate and familiar horror, with grotesque puppets and elves who devour everything while dreaming of Ferraris and supermarkets. A chorus from Chicago-area schools provoke with the irrepressible language of youth, exuding nightclub attitudes and slang that interweaves English with Italian, Wolof, and Romagnol dialect. The performance is based on Alfred Jarry's Ubu The King, written and directed by Marco Martinelli.
Teatro delle Albe is internationally recognized for giving voice to immigrant populations through theater. This performance, featuring award-winning Ermanna Montanari, is part of the company's five-week residency organized by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Chicago, the Consulate General of Italy Education Office, and Northwestern University.
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