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The Mandrake Root by Machiavelli
Bernie Wohl Center @ Goddard Riverside Center
New York, NY
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The Mandrake Root by Machiavelli
The Mandrake Root is a satirical play by the author of The Prince, Niccolò€ Machiavelli. Although the five-act comedy was published in 1524 and first performed in the carnival season of 1526, Machiavelli likely wrote The Mandrake Root in 1518 to be performed at the wedding of Duke Lorenzo de' Medici and Maddalena de la Tour d'Auvregne. KIT is reviving this seldom-produced play with its youth division, the YoungKIT. The production will feature only 6 actors, a handful of props and a few costumes, and Macchiavelli's masterpiece translated into English, while retaining some elements of the original Italian version.

With The Mandrake Root, KIT inaugurated a series of shows focused on highlighting the great tradition of Italian theater, re-interpreted by a younger generation, the YoungKIT.

With the Mandragola, the YoungKIT presents the Decameron and in particular the three novels that Machiavelli moved from to write the Mandragola.

The Mandrake Root is presented in repertoire with the Decameron by Boccaccio.

YOUNGKIT is the youth division of KIT, the Italian Theatre Company in NY. Comprised of young talent in their 20s, all of Italian origins, the aim of the YoungKIT is to create a generation of actors trained according to the best tradition of Italian theater and familiar with both classical and contemporary Italian plays. The group is going to change every three years, as after three years of performing in the YoungKIT, each company of actors 'graduates' to possible KIT Members. Every three years, auditions will be held for actors in their 20s to join the YoungKIT. During the three-year engagement, the YoungKIT will perform a series of Italian Classics and it will be involved in some of the major events organized by KIT, such as In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY.


Bernie Wohl Center @ Goddard Riverside Center (View)
647 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No


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