A feast of physical comedy, clowning and storytelling theatre. For adults, suitable for 10 years and over.
A father, takes his daughter, Isabella, against her will, to a distant city to be married. Her true love, Oratio, and his faithful servant set out to rescue her.
They in turn are pursued by hot-headed Flaminia. She will do anything to make sure the marriage goes ahead, convinced Oratio will fall in love with her if Isabella is out of the way.
To avoid the marriage, Isabella feigns madness. Oratio and then Flaminia really do go mad. A prophet arises predicting that the madness will multiply and the Day of Judgment beckons! Signs are seen in the sky. Fear and panic multiply. Oblivion beckons!
"Comedy and philosophy combined.!!”
“Liked the energy, the Madness, the laughs, the message.”
“Loved the energy, the bouffonerie, the tale, the timing!”
“Loved its warmth, its characters, its craziness.”
" Great intro. Brilliant comments about love and madness. Loved the Finale.”
“A modern take on traditional Commedia and clowning – so touching.”
Using a 500-year-old scenario we will see Masters, Lovers and Servants argue, trick and deceive each other in a world full of envy, love and revenge. Much of today’s comedy has its origins in the Commedia.
Based upon an original 400-year-old scenario written by Flaminio Scala.