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Theatrical reading: ENRICO IV (Henry IV)

  • Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

To mark the 150th birth of Luigi Pirandello, the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and KIT-Kairos Italy Theater present a reading of Pirandello's play Enrico IV with a performance by Rocco Sisto. Play translated by Gloria Pastorino and directed by Laura Caparrotti.

Meet the King! Or better, meet a man who fell, hit his head and now believes he is "the" King Henry IV. Is he mad or is it just a way to tell the truth to his visitors?

Pirandello’s main theme of madness vs the mask that society forces us to wear is the focus of this new adaptation where mad Henry speaks to the audience who is more of a fool than him without knowing it.

This play is in English


Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

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