One-act play “Mari” (The Sea)

7:00–9:30 pm
The HKU Black Box
LG.54, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong



7:00 Registration
7:30 Welcome Remarks
7:45 "Mari" starts
8:40 After-play discussion
9:00 Reception
9:30 Program ends

About Mari: Special Jury Prize, Riccione Award for Theater 2003. This a lovely musical duet in the dialect of Messina, dedicated by the author to all those who "love without words". It is the prolonged and repetitive goodbye of a husband, who dreads fishing alone, to his wife, who speaks incessantly in order to delay her return to the kitchen. Here too a voice vibrates sporadically interested in language, and casting the invisible net of a love spell, which traps movement to the rhythm of its score, and binds the two poignant figures to the sea night.

Written and directed by Tino Caspanello

Performed by: Tino Caspanello and Cinzia Muscolino.

Language: Italian (Sicilian) with English subtitles

Moderator: Professor Haun Saussy,  Department of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago

The event is jointly organized with Teatro Pubblico Incanto and Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong 

Special thanks to Italian Chamber of Commerce and European Chamber of Commerce for supporting the event.

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