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Rocco Sisto - Henry IV by Luigi Pirandello



Rocco Sisto - Henry IV by Luigi Pirandello

Rocco Sisto perfomes Henry IV, a play by Luigi Pirandello, translated by Gloria Pastorino, adapted by Laura Caparrotti and Rocco Sisto and directed by Laura Caparrotti.

Meet the King! Or better, meet a man who fell, hit his head and now believes he is the King Henry IV. Is he mad or is it just a way to tell the truth to his visitors?

Pirandello’s main theme of madness vs the mask that society forces us to wear is the focus of this new adaptation where mad Henry speaks to the audience who is more fool than him without knowing it.

Luigi Pirandello, (born June 28, 1867, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy—died Dec. 10, 1936, Rome), Italian playwright, novelist, and short-story writer, winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize for Literature. With his invention of the “theatre within the theatre” in the play Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore (1921; Six Characters in Search of an Author, he became an important innovator in modern drama.

Rocco Sisto has received an OBIE for The Winters Tale, an OBIE, a Drama Desk nomination and a Drama League Award for his role in the Broadway hit “Quills” and an Obie awards for Sustained Excellence. In film, he has been seen in several movies, such as the cult hit The American Astronaut, Donnie Brasco where he was playing Johnny Depp’s colleague Rickie Gazzo, Carlito's Way, Illuminata, Frequency, Lorenzo’s Oil among many. His voice work includes Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. On television, Sisto played young Junior Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos. He has also appeared in Law and Order, Law and Order C.I., Law and Order C.S.I., Close to Home, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Alias”, “N.Y.P.D. Blue”, “J.A.G.”, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.In theater, he is one of the founding members of Shakespeare & Co., and he has often acted in the New York Shakespeare Festival at the Delacorte Theater in New York. On Broadway and Off-Broadway, he has appeared in numerous successful plays such as Quills, Amadeus, A Month in the Country, The Comedy of Errors, KAOS, “Souls of Naples “, The Harlequin Studies and Iphigenia 2.0, Treasure Island, among many others.


Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Kairos Italy Theater

Entrance : Free

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Istituto Italiano di Cultura