Alive in a beautiful and mysterious way...packed a powerful emotional punch.
— Travis Manni, New England Theatre Geek

In 2016, Trinacria Theatre Company presented our debut performance, La Storia di ColapesceInspired by an old folktale of a young boy from Messina who sacrifices himself to save the island, La Storia di Colapesce honors the strength and pride of the Sicilian people, as well as their deeply rooted connection to their land and sea.

Poster by Quinton Kappel, title font by Sean Devare

Nel 2016, il Teatro della Trinacria ha fatto il nostro proprio debutto con La Storia di Colapesce. Questo originale spettacolo è stato ispirato da una leggenda antica di un giovane messinese che si sacrifica per salvare l'isola. La Storia di Colapesce onora la forza e l'orgoglio del popolo Siciliano, così come il loro ben radicato con la terra e il mare.


Sicily tour locations

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Piazza San Nicolo di Bari

Villaggio Pezzolo, August 16


Il Monastero

San Placido Calonerò, August 20

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Chiesa di San Giovanni

Santo Stefano di Briga, August 18


Castello Rufo Ruffo

Scaletta Zanclea, August 21


USA tour locations


INTAR Theatre

New York City, August 24 & 25


Sons of Italy

Watertown MA, August 26


Langone Park

Boston's North End, August 27


St. John's Episcopal Church

Gloucester MA, August 27


Press & media links

Trinacria Theatre Company featured on RAI Italia's "Community," first aired Nov 14th, 2016. Interview by Stefano Salimbeni, filmed and edited by Luis Goncalves.


Audience responses

If you consider yourself a fan of theatre in any way, do whatever you can to see Trinacria Theatre Company’s La Storia di was, quite simply, breathtaking. The craftsmanship on display from this ensemble represents everything that theatre should be about. I sat with my mouth agape in joy through the performance, astonished at the artistry on display. Bravissimo!
An amazing, inspiring, and one of a kind performance.
An inspiring night of theater. Colapesce was enchanting.
An outstanding performance...truly beautiful, funny and fantastical.
Cannot get over how impressed I was with the show...spectacular. Loved that it transcended language...what an amazing story to bring to life.
A truly beautiful piece of devised theatre, ethically created by collaborating Sicilian locals, that will take your breath incredible production.
La Storia di Colapesce is clever, funny, thoughtful and touching all at the same time.

uSA Performance photo gallery

Click to enlarge. Photos taken by Lee Bader Photography at INTAR Theatre in NYC


sicily rehearsal & performance gallery

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