By Dario Fo
in a New American translation by
Bob Scanlan and Walter Valeri
Directed by Bob Scanlan
Lighting by by John Malinowski
March 18-26, 2016
The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University
525 Washington Street
Boston Ma 02111
*members of Actors' Equity Association
Produced in partnership with Suffolk University with support from Italy in the US & The Back Deck
Mistero Buffo, by Italian Nobel Laureate Dario Fo, revives the Medieval Mystery Play, with side-splitting modern interpretations of stories from the Gospels. But these “mysteries” turn these familiar tales upside down. A series of virtuoso solo turns, the pieces “flip the script” on conventional morality and sanctimony, revealing the all too common hypocrisy of organized religion, revealing where true Christian values lie in the hearts of ordinary people. It’s provocative, hilarious, and yet deeply moving.
The cast comprises some of the most celebrated actors in the Boston area: Remo Airaldi, Benjamin Evett, and Debra Wise. It’s directed by prize-winning director Bob Scanlan, who also created this original American translation, which captures the joy, fun, and wicked humor of the original.
The production is part of a Festival celebrating the 90th birthday of Dario Fo. Don’t miss this comic tour de force.