When you dream, do you see old Tennessee, or La Bella Roma?
Do you spend waking nights pondering the friendship between...
Anna Magnani and Tennessee Williams?
Do you own a glass menagerie, or love the films of Roberto Rossellini?
By FRANCO D’ALESSANDRO
Directed by BICK GOSS
Franca Barchesi & Roy Miller
103 E. 15 St.
Opening Night: September 12, 2002
Scenic Design MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT
Lighting Design GRAHAM KINDRED
Costumes PAMELA SNYDER
Sound JARED COSEGLIA
Press SAM RUDY MEDIA RELATIONS
ROMAN NIGHTS. Who could forget them if they were spent like this? This new play, a bit long-winded, a tad devotional, but all respectful, focuses on the 25-year intense, if unlikely, bond betwixt diva Magnani and playwright Williams.
This is about flawed folks, and their interactions. This is about artists and inspirations. This is about love and loss. Mostly, ROMAN NIGHTS is about supposition. For, in the end, who really knows?
While only a true Magnani-Williams enthusiast would plotz at this play, it does feature the devotion of an inspired writer, and the talents of two great actors. A hard call, I’d have to caution discretion and an open mind. The folks here work hard. ROMAN NIGHTS, a truly European adventure.
- Kessa De Santis -