La Ballata Delle Balate La Ballata Delle Balate
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
The Street Theatre - Street 1
5 Apr 2017 to 5 Apr 2017
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Tickets - Standard: $25.00
Duration - 60 mins, no interval

Written, directed and interpreted by Vincenzo Pirrotta

Original music by Giovanni Parrinello performed live by Dario Sulis

After the success of Terramatta, based on the autobiography of Sicilian migrant Vincenzo Rabito and presented in Australia by the Teatro Stabile di Catania at the end of 2015, and in which he played the main role, Vincenzo Pirrotta returns to Australia with another captivating theatre performance.

Vincenzo Pirrotta is this time proposing a monologue written, interpreted and directed by himself, featuring a mafioso fugitive who, while in his hideout, proclaims his faith in God, while at the same time putting into practice the cruel and distorted logic of the mafia. On Easter Friday he traces back his solitary and brutal life, while praying the rosary where the sorrowful mysteries belong to the passion of Christ, whereas the joyous mysteries represent a barbaric list of mafia’s victims. The play proposes a deep reflection on mafia and its religious devotion. ...more
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