Arlecchino Am Ravenous

In this tale of slapstick blasphemy and auto-cannibalism, Arlecchino, late of Bergamo, is so driven mad by hunger that he storms both Heaven and Hell in search of a meal. In his journeys Arlecchino gains no spiritual enlightenment. Originally performed by the author, it has since been presented and performed by others. It has since appeared in STEEL TOE REVIEW #20.
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Arlecchino Am Ravenous

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  • Asher Wyndham:
    15 Jul. 2015
    Arlecchino of Bergamo is an unforgettable, larger-than-life buffoon. From Heaven to Hell, from auto-cannibalism to clowning, the actor must showcase near madness, an animation and athleticism that is kind of like commedia del'arte to the power of 10. The playwright's logophilia -- the specificity, onomatopoeia and rhythm of Arlecchino's thought-process-in-action -- reminds me of wacky Mac Wellman.

Production History

  • Professional
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    Laugh/Riot Performing Arts Company
    ,
    2014
  • Professional
    ,
    Puppet Showplace Theatre
    ,
    2010
  • Professional
    ,
    Behind the Mask Studio & Theatre
    ,
    2010
  • Professional
    ,
    Perishable Theatre
    ,
    2010
  • Workshop
    ,
    Behind the Mask Studio & Theatre
    ,
    2009
  • Professional
    ,
    Patravadi Theater, Bangkok, Thailand
    ,
    2009
  • Workshop
    ,
    Willoughby & Baltic
    ,
    2008