"Solo Anna" written by Franco D'Alessandro

Jun 12, 2013 to Jun 15, 2013

Location Various Locations
Details "Solo Anna," written by Franco D’Alessandro, performed by Lidia Vitale, directed by Eva Minemar, produced by Tony Lepore/La Lupa Fest.
June 12 at 7:00 PM, Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 77 Howard Ave, Staten Island
June 13 at 7:30pm, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU, 24 W 12th Street, Manhattan, www.casaitaliananyu.org
June 15 at 3:00 PM, Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, 610 E. 186th Street at Hughes Ave. Bronx, www.bronxlittleitaly.com
Runs :80

Synopsis – Anna Magnani was the first non-American to ever win an Academy Award for Best Actress. On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of her death, this new one-woman show explores the many dramatic, funny and touching aspects of her illustrious acting career and fascinating life. The play is winner of the Anna Magnani Award 2012 and Best Actress at the Enriquez Award - Citta' di Sirolo 2012. Performed in English and Italian.

Lidia Vitale trained in Italy, works between Italy and the USA, and has been collaborating with members of the Actors Studio for over 20 years. She founded the Actors Center in Rome together with Michael Margotta. She has worked in cinema and television with some of the most influential Italian directors such as Marco Tullio Giordana ("The Best of Youth"), Giuseppe Piccioni, Kim Rossi Stuart ("Anche libero va bene"), Sergio Castellitto and others. In 2007, she directed her first short film. In 2012, she made her Los Angeles debut with "Solo Anna." In December 2012, she was part of the cast of "An Evening Dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Poet" directed by Dante Ferretti at MOMA during the museum’s retrospective on the great director. Vitale lives in Rome.

Franco D’Alessandro – Franco D’Alessandro, of New York, is an Italian-American playwright who studied and works between Italian and American cultures. He’s the author of the internationally acclaimed play "Roman Nights," that explores the relationship between Tennessee Williams and Anna Magnani. "Roman Nights" has been translated into six languages and staged in seven countries.
Venue Various Venues

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