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Ian Thal performs "Arlecchino Am Ravenous" at PuppetSLAM

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Ian Thal performs "Arlecchino Am Ravenous" at PuppetSLAM

Time: January 16, 2010 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Location: Puppet Showplace Theatre
Street: 32 Station Street
City/Town: Brookline, MA
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Phone: 617-731-6400
Event Type: performance, cabaret, puppetry, masks, theatre
Organized By: Puppet Showplace
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2010

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[Note: this event features several artists; other performers will to be announced.]

Ian will be performing his short, one-man play, Arlecchino Am Ravenous, a blend of literary satire and physical comedy, in which he plays Arlecchino, a masked clown character whose origins trace at least as far back as the commedia dell’arte of the Italian renaissance. In Arlecchino Am Ravenous, the title character is so driven by hunger, as to eat flies, his fingers, and even his own stomach, and even ravages both heaven above and hell below in search of a meal. The piece developed out of a series of improvisations inspired by Thal’s reading of Italian Nobel-Laureate, Dario Fo.

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Comment by Ian Thal on January 4, 2010 at 12:13pm
Grazie Norah! It's not actually a Dario Fo piece-- but I got the initial germ of it from a lazzo that I picked up from him. It's apparently a traditional lazzo though.
Comment by Norah Dooley on January 4, 2010 at 12:02pm
Dario Fo is my fave!!! Hope I will be in town.
"In boca lupo" as the Italians say!

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