Join the graduating MFA students of Dell’Arte International’s School of Physical Theatre for four devised thesis projects that weave humor, absurdism, mythology, mask and music. The students of this esteemed program have been training at Dell’Arte together in ensemble-based physical theatre for the past two years.

Now, for their “final assignment” they will present original work of their own creation that they feel is important enough to put on stage as the culmination of their degree program, in two separate weekends, May 13-16 and May 20-23. Each night all four works will be performed.

Awakened – Imagine waking up in an unfamiliar place, alone. Now imagine trying to find your way out. Join us as we explore action and response in an investigation into the rhythm of tension and the nature of fear.

Good Country People – A surrealist tragicomedy inspired by the short story "Good Country People" by Flannery O’Connor. It’s the age-old story; boy meets girl, girl seduces boy, boy runs off with girl’s wooden leg.

The Misadventures of Sir Edward the Brave – Featuring arias from various masterpieces including The Barber of Seville and Carmen, this operetta takes the world of opera into a whirlwind journey into comedy, dance and song. Follow our hero and his three bumbling companions, Tino, Tero and Vladimir, as they set out to stop the evil Monstradaumus from taking over the world!

On a Day Just like Today – Follow an eccentric trio of red nose clowns through a day in their lives. A non-verbal exploration of their playful engagement in life where universal laughter and pure delight are discovered through the simplest events of daily living.

Don’t miss the chance to witness our original one-act plays by the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

All shows are at 8 p.m. in Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre. All tickets are pay what you can all May long at Dell’Arte. For more information, visit To reserve tickets, call 668-5663 ext. 20.

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