Pledge your support for the Italian theatre of WA and have a laugh!
Even if you do not speak or understand Italian, you would be surprised by how much you can get from an Italian play. This is because the Italian language is accompanied by a lot of body action and facial expressions. As they say. "Italians talk with their hands".
After a long absence, the Italian theatre of Western Australia is presenting Ditegli sempre di si (You better always agree with him) at the Camelot theatre in Mosman Park. The premature loss of one of the main actors and artistic directors and the lack of funds had compelled the organisers to stop their performances since 2013. A real pity to interrupt such a long tradition here in Perth, since the Italian theatre of WA had been founded in 1978.
Luckily for the Italian community and their heritage, the Italian theatre of WA is returning to the scenes with a refound energy. The company is a non-profit organisation which aims to expand the Italian students' language skills as well as giving an opportunity to lovers of Italian culture in Perth to learn more about the rich Italian history and its particular contribution to the Western Australian way of life.
The comedy Ditegli sempre di si (You better always agree with him) presents the story of Michele who returns to his sister's house after having been away for a year in a mental institution, apparently finally healed. However, a series of hilarious misunderstandings will demonstrate, on the contrary, he is not completely back to sanity.
This play originally written by the Neapolitan playwright and actor Eduardo De Filippo has been adapted and directed by Rino Pellone. A very dynamic play unfolding within two hours and divided in two parts with an interval in between. The actors are marvellous keeping up the rhythm, always unleashing the audience into uncontrollable laughter throughout the length of the play.
Take advantage of the interval to visit the coffee shop within the theatre which offers a variety of snacks and soft drinks, including Italian espresso. Only a few dates left Saturday 3 November at 8.00 pm and Sunday 4 November (matinee) at 3 pm. Booking needs to be made calling Mirella Casa del Disco on 93281186. Help the Italian theatre and have a laugh!