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?

 

Suzanne Corso

presents

ROMAN NIGHTS

By FRANCO D’ALESSANDRO

 

Directed by BICK GOSS

 

 

Starring

Franca Barchesi & Roy Miller

 

DR2 Theatre

103 E. 15 St.

NYC

 

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 -

 

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