Giovanni The Fearless is a family-friendly commedia dell’arte folk opera about the power of love, a troupe of traveling actors, an old castle, two young lovers, and a couple of ghosts. When Giovanni encounters the Bombasto Family commedia troupe, he becomes enchanted with the star of the show, the beautiful Colombina. Tricked by Colombina’s father and siblings into believing that a treasure lies hidden in a nearby haunted castle, he deals first with a fake Ghost (a giant puppet constructed by the Bombastos), and then an actual Ghost. In the end, he discovers that the real treasure is his love for Colombina. Spectacular projections by Bank Street Films, clowning, tumbling, puppetry, special effects and on-stage musicians enhance this romantic musical comedy.
Lissa Moira directs a cast of 13, including Amanda Alyse Thomas, Matt Angel, Kimberly Bechtold, Torian Brackett, Jef Canter*, Kareem Elsamadicy, Xi Lyu, Zen Mansley, Douglas McDonnell, Amelia Sasson, Matthew Serra, David F. Slone, Esq., and Amanda Yachechak. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
This is first full professional production of Giovanni The Fearless after abridged concert versions were performed at the Dramatists' Guild (2010); Havoc Theatre/Abingdon Theatre Complex (2011); and Nimoy/Thalia at Symphony Space (2012).
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm
Sundays @ 3pm:
Theater: Theater For The New City
Address: 155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
Cost:$18. $10 for children 12 and under.
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