The Franca Rame Project

The Franca Rame Project

Written by Italian playwrights, actors and activists Franca Rame and Dario Fo at the height of the second feminist wave in the 1970s, The Franca Rame Project is a satirical depiction of past and present conditions of women in context of institutionalized patriarchy. From farce to tragedy, the texts frontally address pressing women issues, such as sexual politics, financial and psychological dependence, motherhood, prostitution, abortion, abuse, and rape, bringing political resistance and the fight for women’s rights onto the stage. Originally written in Italian, Rame and Fo’s texts find new life as performed by five female and non-binary identifying people in English,
with selected passages in French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese.

With M. Bazeed, Cynthia LaCruz, Laura Lassy Townsend *, Niki Morrissette and
Yu Ling Wu.

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Pieces by Franca Rame & Dario Fo (Monologues: “The Same Old Story”, “A Woman Alone”, “The Rape” and “The Whore in the Madhouse”)
Translated by Gillian Hanna

Directed and Designed by Zishan Ugurlu
Conceived by Zishan Ugurlu & Laura Lassy Townsend
Dramaturgy and script supervision by Sophia Heinecke

75 minutes

In a socio-political context where women’s rights are at once openly threatened and fiercely fought for, Rame’s monologues are a powerful testimony to the struggle of second-wave feminism, as well as a legacy we ought to own and expand in our times. 
L’Atelier Theatre Productions

Performance Schedule:

April 24 – 9pm   BUY TICKETS
April 25 – 9pm   BUY TICKETS
April 26 – 7pm   BUY TICKETS
April 27 – 9pm   BUY TICKETS
May 2 – 7pm      BUY TICKETS
May 3 – 7pm       BUY TICKETS
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May 1 – 3pm   BUY TICKETS
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$25.00 General Admission

$40.00 – 2 shows on the same day
$50.00 – 3 shows on the same day (matinee + evening)

Please join the cast for a talk back about Dario Fo and the Italian Feminist Movement
Saturday, April 27, after the 9pm show.

Speakers: Ron Jenkins and Patricia Gaborik

Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn,NY 11217

What they Say

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