Trinacria Theatre Company presents its inaugural theatrical production, La Storia di Colapesce. The production is an original piece created and devised by the company during a 4-week residency in Sicily, at San Placido Calonerò in the Messina region of Sicily. The cast of La Storia di Colapesce is comprised of an ensemble of eight American theatre artists. The Trinacria Theatre Company’s mission is to use theatre as a tool to promote Sicilian history, heritage, and culture at home and abroad.
The story centers around the Messinese folk legend of Colapesce, which tells the story of a fisherman’s son named Nicola who spends so much of his time diving beneath the waves that he is said to be half-man, half-fish. A wide variety of tales are told of Colapesce’s incredible ability, and the news eventually reaches King Frederick the II of Sicily, who tests Colapesce’s powers of diving. The King repeatedly sends Cola to the ocean’s bottom, where he finds something terrible lurking in the deep, threatening to destroy the city of Messina. Trinacria Theatre Company reinvents this classic fable using a wide variety of theatrical story-telling techniques.
The bilingual performance was developed during a four-week residency in Sicily, during which time company members lived, worked, studied, and rehearsed at the Istituto San Placido Calonerò, in partnership with the Enoteca Provinciale Messina, two organizations dedicated to the promotion and preservation of local Sicilian heritage.
The Watertown Order of the Sons of Italy has been Trinacria's partner in preserving and promoting Italian and Sicilian arts and culture in the US. In order to reach the widest possible audience of Italian Americans and Italian cultural enthusiasts living in the US, Trinacria Theatre Company is offering discounted ticket prices for all Sons of Italy members.
Watertown Order of the Sons of Italy
520 Pleasant Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Date & Time
Friday, August 26th, 8pm
Suggested Ticket Contribution*
$18 general admission
$15 students & seniors
$10 Sons of Italy members
*All ticket prices are suggested, and admission is permitted on a pay-what-you-can basis. We thank you for your generosity!