LegalAliens offer short extracts from contemporary Italian theatre for advanced student of Italian.
The aim of the show is to give students of Italians an overview of Italian contemporary culture and to expose them to modern spoken language.
Audiences are provided beforehand with synopsis, introduction to the play, vocabulary list, and activity booklet.
The extracts are from:
Grazie Maria, by and with Jean Paul Dal Monte
Il Ritorno, by Sergio Pierattini
and Ne’ qui ne’ la’ by Maggie Rose.
All the extracts are acted in Italian and present characters facing issues – immigration, racism, family relationships – relevant to modern Italian society (and also part of the curriculum).
We specifically chose plays offering an image of Italy different from the usual stereotypes. Plays depicting the country’s real problem, the degrade of industrial areas, the degeneration of traditional family structure etc.