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Homage to Dario Fo – with Mario Pirovano and Joseph Farrell

Although once denounced by the Vatican for supposed blasphemy, Dario Fo came to admire both Pope Francis and Francis of Assisi. His monologue Francis the Holy Jester is an act of homage to the saint, deftly translated into English by Mario Pirovano, actor and long-time collaborator with Fo, who will perform his own version of the work.

Mario Pirovano offers four episodes from St Francis life in a funny, uplifting and thought-provoking play that interrogates and celebrates our humanity, has the power to reach all of us, theatre-lover or no, educated or non-educated, Christian or non-Christian. Francis the Holy Jester is a one man show, a play which relies solely on the considerable skill of a highly experienced performer and the imagination of the audience. This is a show without props, without scenery and with the simplest of costume where the bond between the audience and the performer, and thus the material and subject is tangible, visceral.

The evening will be introduced by Prof Joseph Farrell, whose updated biography of Fo and Rame will be published early next year.

Event in English, booking required.

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