presents Le Beatrici by Stefano Benni

presents Le Beatrici by Stefano Benni
Le Beatrici is a series of exciting new monologues by popular Bolognese author Stefano
Benni that explore our complex and troubled society through the eyes of contemporary
women. An exuberant and insightful production full of irony and playful humour
underscored with shrewd philosophy – a comic assortment of witty invective, winking
confidences, bamboleggiamenti, mysterious yearnings and spasms of love.
Directed by Laurence Strangio
“a masterful production of Franca Rame.” – Il Globo on La Medea, March 2014
Featuring Margherita Peluso
“a performance of absolute conviction, expertly encapsulating the emotional
intensity of the situation.” – Stage Whispers on La Medea, March 2014
Presented with musical accompaniment in a new translation in
English/Italian by Strangio/Peluso
Wednesday May 21st to Sunday May 25th 2014
7:30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
Contact Janetta Ziino, Social Director, SIE
Mobile: 04 000 33 000 Email: [email protected]
Tickets$35 Adult - $30 Members of the SIE and Italian Cultural Institute
and concession card holders
Stefano Benni was born in Bologna in 1947.
Journalist, writer and poet, he currently
works with the French newspaper Liberation.
He directed and adapted the screenplay for
the film Musica per vecchi animali (1989),
has written for the theatre and developed
and starred in numerous performances with
various jazz and classical musicians. He is
the creator of Pluriversità dell’Imaginazione.
He is the author of several successful novels
translated into thirty countries. Bennilogia,
an online encyclopedia freely constructed
entirely by its readers, is dedicated to
Stefano Benni and his literary world: www.
Societa Isole Eolie
ABN 89616115115
836 Lygon Street
Carlton VIC 3053 Australia
Laurence Strangio is a Melbourne-based
independent theatre director of Aeolian
heritage. He recently directed and cotranslated La Medea/Lo Stupro by Franca
Rame & Dario Fo at La Mama Courthouse
featuring Margherita Peluso (“La Medea
conquers the stage”, Il Globo March 10,
2014). He is well known for his productions
of classics such as Brecht’s The Good Person
of Szechwan, Beckett’s ... waiting for Godot
and Pirandello’s Six characters in search
of an author... (all at La Mama) as well as
his acclaimed solo adaptation of Margaret
Atwood’s alias Grace (La Mama, Malthouse
and national & overseas tours). Other recent
productions include Chekhov’s UncleVanya
and Barry Dickins’ A Kind of Fabulous Hatred
(both at fortyfivedownstairs). Laurence
has received two Green Room Awards for
Outstanding Direction (Portrait of [Dora] and
Six characters in search of an author).
Post: 19/103 Beach Street
Port Melbourne VIV 3207
Tel: +61 3 9347 4101
Fax: +61 3 9347 4101
Margherita Peluso is an Italian bilingual
performer born in Milan of Sicilian heritage.
A graduate of the International Lecoq School
of Kuniaki Ida, she also studied in Palermo
with Emma Dante and with Mamadou
Dioum of the Peter Brook ensemble. In
Los Angeles she spent time at the Gloria
Gifford Conservatory where she featured
as ‘Serafina’ in The Rose Tattoo. She arrived
in Australia in 2012 and performed in Luigi
Pirandello’s Cap and Bells [Beretto a sonagli]
at La Mama Courthouse and The Restoration
of Adelaide Ristori (La Mama Explorations,
directed by Laurence Strangio). In 2013 she
featured in La Morsa/Cecé for Commeartefò
(directed by Mimmo Mangione) as well
as regular appearances with the Lloyd
Jones ensemble and Commedia dell’Arte
presentations with Rosa Campagnaro’s
‘Make a Scene’. She has appeared on Italian
television in BSI and Mia moglia a letto con il
mio amico for RAI Due Milan and film in Un
amore di strega directed by Angelo Longoni
(Mediaset Canale 5) as well as numerous
short films here in Melbourne over the
past two years
Email: [email protected]
web: www.