Raison d’être: an Evening of Pirandello explores the complexity and depth of Italian dramatist Luigi Pirandello’s work by taking his seminal play, Six Characters in Search of an Author and infusing it with characters and themes from two of his notable one-act plays, Chee Chee and The Man with the Flower In His Mouth. The play features original translations from Roberto Di Donato and Giovanni Villari and is adapted by Director Patrick Mulryan. This modern interpretation weaves together three works that showcase Pirandello’s markedly unique style and his examination of the various personas that people choose to wear or that society forces upon them.
‘…Extraordinary. JJP is clearly a troupe to be reckoned with!’ - Mark Savitt, Hi!Drama, New York
‘…An intricate tale that blurs the line between reality and illusion… Skillfully combines Pirandello’s off-kilter comedy with his puzzling irony and sudden bursts of affecting drama.’ - Bob Dreyfuss, Picture This Post, New York
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Shows: Opening: Thursday, Sept 20 - 7:00 PM
Friday, Sept 21 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, Sept 22 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, Sept 23 - 7:00 PM
Monday, Sept 24 - DARK
Tuesday, Sept 25 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Sept 26 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, Sept 27 - 7:00 PM
Friday, Sept 28 - 7:00 PM
Closing: Saturday, Sept 29 - 7:00 PM