Theater

Viva Commedia!

When: Feb. 1-3, 8 p.m. 2018

Guaranteed to provoke boisterous laughter, Viva Commedia! tumbles into the Carlo Theatre for three performances only, Feb. 1 – 3, 2018. Get your tickets early, as Dell’Arte’s annual Commedia show consistently sells out! Viva Commedia! celebrates Commedia dell’Arte, a lively comic form featuring bold physical play, masks, bawdy humor, and virtuosic improvised performance. Archetypal characters are the heart of this timeless human comedy that knows no bounds, yet requires great precision and dexterity from the actors. Be warned — marked by improvisational play, musicality, acrobatics and a bold, presentational style, Commedia dell’Arte is a centuries-old form that is uncensored in its delivery. Performances are often bawdy and body-based in humor – and involve themes that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. Pay what you can and laugh all you want as the Dell’Arte first-year ensemble navigates this audacious terrain.

Price: Pay what you can

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