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Fontamara

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Vincent Woods 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Ignazio Silone 

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of the Italian novel by Ignazio Silone.

  • Synopsis

    Fontamara follows the plight of a peasant village in southern Italy, facing the imminent arrival of the Fascist regime.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    5

  • Cast Notes

    In the original production additional unspecified characters were played by members of the cast.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    29 September 1998

  • Producer

    Produced by Vesuvius Theatre Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at the Old Riding School, Collins Barracks, Dublin.

Original Cast  
Zompa Des Braiden
Baldissera Don Foley
Don Circostanza Malcolm Douglas
Maria Grazia Denise McCormack
Berardo Seamus Moran
Maria Rosa Trudy Kelly
Raphael John Lawler
Filumena Hilda Fay
Elvira Barbara Scully
Giova Bryan Burroughs
Marietta Denise Waters
Peppino Anthony Goulding
Production Team  
Director Vanessa Fielding
Designer Brendan McDonald (2)
Lighting Designer Mark Galione
Stage Director Mags Mulvey
Stage Director Ailbhe Brennan

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Vincent Woods

  • Email

    vwoods@eircom.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry was taken from the 1998 Dublin Fringe Festival programme. Additional information was supplied by a member of Vesuvius Theatre Company.