Friday, January 18
'THEATER AT ITS MOST INVENTIVE - GENIUS! THIS SORT OF INVENTIVENESS IS RARELY SEEN IN NEW YORK THESE DAYS, MAKING WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY EVEN MORE OF A TREAT!'
'HEART-SHATTERING - SIMPLE AND TELLING!'
Let's pretend we are Italians. Let's pretend the theatre is an apartment building in Rome. Let's pretend it's 1938, Mussolini is in power and Hitler is visiting today. Let's pretend we're happy about it. Then, let us put some questions into your mind: Is fascism over? Is it a political regime or a state of mind?
Using only simple props, the 'unforgettable' (Jim Simpson, The Flea Theater) Ana Graham and Antonio Vega explore the life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor on May 8, 1938— the day Rome celebrates Hitler's visit to Mussolini's Italy.
From Mexico City's Por Piedad Teatro, Working on a Special Day (based on Una Giornata Particolare by Ettore Scola and Ruggero Maccari and adapted by Gigliola Fantoni, translated here by Danya Taymor, Ana Graham and Antonio Vega, with original staging by Laura Almela and Daniel Giménez Cacho) is a bittersweet human drama that unfolds within the charged political landscape of rising fascism.
Click here to watch the trailer.
Click here and use the code SKINT to snag $20 (normally $35) tickets to Working on a Special Day at 59E59 Theaters, a quick block from SUBWAY 4/5/6 N/Q/R at 59ST.