Dear friends and followers,
Greetings from beautiful Sicilia! The company is finishing up our first week of rehearsals, learning, working, and touring around this incredible island. Our story focuses on the Messinese character of Colapesce, the son of a Sicilian fisherman who winds up saving his beloved island, and after meeting many locals and visiting Colapesce's haunts, we can see why he loved Sicily so much!
We are having a blast and learning a lot from the land and from one another - but more importantly, we are also so thrilled to be announcing our US Performance Tour schedule to all of you!
With 2 performances in New York City and 3 performances in and around the Boston area, we hope to connect with a wide variety of audiences, Sicilians and non-Sicilians alike. Most importantly, we are so excited to be performing in these locations, all of which are so central to our core mission:
- In New York, you can see us on August 24th and 25th at INTAR, one of the longest-running Latino theaters in the US. INTAR stands for International Arts Relation, and is committed to the ideal of "theatre without borders."
- The Watertown Order of the Sons of Italy has already been our gracious host for our first rehearsals at the beginning of August. A familiar spot for many in the greater Boston area Italian community, the Watertown Sons of Italy is dedicated to promoting Italian culture and heritage. You can catch us there on August 26th.
- Langone Park in the North End is a beautiful spot overlooking the Boston Harbor and the Charlestown Navy Yard, much in keeping with our show's nautical theme. The North End is of course renowned as one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Boston, and is a key location for Italian immigrants in the US. The afternoon of August 27th at Langone Park is also the only chance in the US to see our show as it was intended to be seen: outdoors, by the fresh ocean air.
- We finish our US tour at the fisherman's church of St. John's in Gloucester - an appropriate spot, given that our story's protagonist is the son of a fisherman! Gloucester is also well known as having a strong Italian community, especially visible during the fisherman's Feast of St. Peter, held every summer in Gloucester. A portion of the proceeds from the August 27th performance at St. John's Episcopal Church will benefit St. John's Youth Ministry.
The performance calendar on our website offers more details (go to "About Us," and then "Our Performances"), such as exact times, locations, and ticket prices. We will also be announcing our Sicilian performance schedule soon. Keep an eye out on our Facebook or Instagram to hear the news, or to just to keep up with our work here in Sicily!
We miss you all and look forward to sharing our stories with all of you.
Con tanto amore,
The Trinacria Theatre Company