The Devil's Passion, Teatro Filodrammatici di Milano
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From the award-winning writer of "Scaramouche Jones" & "The Madness of George Dubya"
and the award-winning director of "Morecambe", "Twelve Angry Men" & "Animal Farm"
Julia Holden, with Passion Pit Theatre (UK) and Teatro Filodrammatici di Milano, presents
THE DEVIL'S PASSION
or Easter in Hell
A divine comedy in two acts
Written & performed by Justin Butcher, directed by Guy Mastroianni
with music & sound by Jack C. Arnold
TEATRO FILODRAMMATICI DI MILANO
THURSDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2017 @ 8PM
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
"Within the next hour, our operatives will isolate, engage and capture or kill the notorious leader of the most extreme, dangerous and contagious ideology to emerge in the modern era, whose terror activities represent the gravest threat to our interests across the region and the wider world. I refer, of course, to the radical preacher and populist demagogue Yshua Bar-Yessuf the man known, by way of shorthand to our operatives, as 'Jesus'."
33 AD. Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfill his destiny. Satan ascends from Hell to stop him. A battle begins - for the soul of humanity.
"One of the most remarkable evenings I have spent in the theatre." David Suchet
"Riveting, witty performance with fine attention to detail" British Theatre Guide
"Timely, beautifully-written, poignant ... Butcher's writing shines." Huffington Post
"The nuance of Butcher's writing and the intelligence and rigour of its theology make 'The Devil's Passion' such a worthwhile and forceful piece of theatre ... deeply engaged with a radical conception of spiritual reconciliation ... theological expansiveness [;;;and];;; fascinating elasticity of thought." The Stage & Television Today
"A serious & seriously fine piece of writing, terrific performance, startlingly original presentation." Church Times
Award-winning playwright Justin Butcher, author of the world-famous "Scaramouche Jones", the hit anti-war satire "The Madness Of George Dubya" and the controversially acclaimed "Go To Gaza, Drink The Sea", now turns his pen to the greatest story of all.
By turns comic, gripping, poetic, pungent and heart-stirring, THE DEVIL'S PASSION offers a radically fresh perspective on the timeless narrative by renowned satirist, playwright and actor Justin Butcher, an audacious hell's-eye view of the Passion of Christ from a master storyteller. Directed by Olivier-Award winner Guy Mastroianni ("Morecambe", "Twelve Angry Men", "Animal Farm"), with a haunting and evocative new soundscape by Jack C. Arnold ("War And Peace", "Holy Flying Circus", "The Woman In Black").
THE DEVIL'S PASSION, inspired in part by the late Dario Fo's remarkable "Mistero Buffo", comes to Milan for just one performance, on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at 8pm, in the uniquely atmospheric setting of the Teatro Filodrammatici di Milano, right next to the famous Teatro alla Scala. Performed in English, with Italian surtitles, translated by Salvatore Cabras.
Duration: 100 mins, plus a 15-minute interval.
supported by Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati
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|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|