Lucia Frangione is a busy lady! She's written a play for BellaLuna Productions called FRESCO, running at the Shadbolt in Burnaby and the Cultch.
BellaLuna Productions presents the World Premiere of FRESCO, a new Canadian play by playwright Lucia Frangione, conceived and developed with the BellaLuna Ensemble (Susan Bertoia, Aaron Freschi, Stefano Giulianetti and Marco Soriano) and directed by James Fagan Tait.
On June 10, 1940, As the Canadian government enacts the War Measures Act, 44 Italian Canadians in Vancouver are interned and many more are branded 'Enemy Aliens'. Families are torn apart and struggle to cope with their new realities. A present- day woman looks into her past when she inherits the family home and uncovers generations of secrecy buried inside.
FRESCO celebrates the resilience, spirit and achievement of B.C.’s Italian Canadian community during a little-known but life-changing period in its history.
Performers: Susan Bertoia, Stefano Giulianetti, Marco Soriano and Michael Rinaldi.
Design and Production team: Carmen Alatorre (Costumes), Itai Erdal (Lighting), Catherine Hahn(Set and Props), Flick Harrison (Multimedia), Paul Tedeschini (Sound), Ben Cheung (Stage Manager), David Warburton (Production Manager), Phoebe Vlassis (Production Assistant).
FRESCO is presented in association with the Shadbolt Centre and Italian Cultural Centre of Vancouver as part of the project "A Question of Loyalty".
SHOW DATES & TIMES
MARCH 21-24, 2012
JAMES COWAN THEATRE at the SHADBOLT CENTRE for the Arts
(6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC)
MARCH 28-31, 2012
THE CULTCH’S HISTORICAL THEATRE
(1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC)
Shows run Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm plus 2pm matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays.
For more information on FRESCO and BellaLuna Productions, please visit www.bellaluna.ca