Past Productions

April-May 1998
Orgasmo Adulto Escapes from The Zoo- 4 Comic Monologues

Written by Davio Fo (1997 Literature Nobel Prize Winner) and Franco Rame. Directed by Michael Michett, starring Francesca Fanti.Presented by Patricia Oliansky & the Fremont Centre Theatre.

ABOUT

Francesca Fanti stars in a one-woman show featuring the work of Italian performance artist and Nobel Laureate, Dairo Fo, and his wife, actress Franca Rame. "Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo" features four monologues exposing a variety of sexual and domestic issues, including "Wake Up", "Dialogue for a Single Voice", "Monologue of a Whore in a Lunatic Asylum", "We All Have the Same Story."

Dario Fo's work includes "Mistero Buffo", "Accidental Death of an Anarchist", and "Can't Pay, Won't Pay". Fo and Rame, who wrote "Orgasmo Adulto" in 1977, have been committed activists forthe reform of Italian society.

REVIEWS

"Funny and lusty." L.A. Times

"Superb direction! Fanti's delivery is sensational!" - DramaLogue

"Daring, intiguing and insightful!" - Pasadena Weekly

RECOMMENDED! - L.A. Weekly

"The subject may sound grim, but if the view is jaundiced, it's leavened with subversive wit and theatrical extravagance, and richly realized by performer Francesa Fanti and director Michael Michetti." - L.A. Weekly

"Uproariously funny!" - South Pasadena Review

 

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