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Friday, June 30, 2023

The Beauty of Venice and its Influence on The Servant of Two Masters 

Venice, the enchanting city of canals and architectural marvels, inspired many artists, writers, and theater makers. Its unique beauty and romantic aesthetic provide a captivating backdrop for storytelling. In our production of The Servant of Two Masters, Venice's charm and atmosphere play a significant role in transporting audiences to the world of the play.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Unmasking the Laughter: The Importance of Commedia dell’arte Masks

In the uproarious world of The Servant of Two Masters, the iconic commedia dell'arte masks take center stage, adding a unique layer of charm and character. The masks worn in the Alley’s production by Pantalone de'Bisognosi, Dottore Lombardi, Brighella, and Truffaldino are beautifully hand-crafted from wood and leather by the talented Antonio Fava.

Monday, June 26, 2023

From Commedia Dell’arte to Pop Culture 

Commedia dell'arte has impacted modern pop culture tremendously. From the stock characters to the exaggerated physicality, roots of commedia dell’arte can be seen in many movies and TV shows.