Amy's View: David Hare's Searing Dramatic Comedy from ArtsWest
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The vibrant world of 16th century Italian commedia dell'arte comes to life in I Gelosi. Called "Immensely ambitious" and "vastly entertaining" by the Los Angeles Times, this comedy centers on Italy's first great traveling theater troupe, the Gelosi company, which takes the provinces by storm, thanks to the beauty, wit and charm of Isabella Andreini, one of the very first women ever to play on the stage. As the troupe and Andreini's fame spreads, they are invited to perform at the Court of King Charles IX of France. Gelosi becomes the toast of Europe -- until the trailblazing troupe incites the wrath of the Pope. With its iconic masks representing stock characters and its improvisational structure, commedia dell'arte spread across Europe and helped shape the future of theater. Now the behind-the-scenes story takes center stage. Learn More
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Esme is a brilliant and famous London stage actress, facing a midlife career crisis as the theater is becoming irrelevent. Her daughter, Amy, is in love with Dominic, who cares more about film and fame. Financial pressures and the changing landscape of the arts and media threaten to tear mother and daughter apart.
Spanning 18 years, from 1979 to 1997, this sharply funny, smart and timely play rips into the struggles and triumphs of mothers and daughters, financial crises, and the fight to keep art alive.
Amy’s View features Angela DiMarco (__reasons to be pretty) as Amy and Julie Jamieson (Dead Man’s Cell Phone__) as Esme. Director Christopher Zinovitch has this to say about Amy’s View: “It’s about the importance of passion in your life. Esme’s passion is the theater; Amy’s is love and having an open heart; Dominic is passionate about fame and being seen. And getting all that passion into one room, forces the truth to come out in surprising ways.” __
Amy’s View __also features Robert Hinds, MaryLou Mills, Paul Custodio and Ryan Floresca.