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Department of French and Italian Presents

The Italian Cultural Center Presents "Opera dei Pupi" ft. Mimmo Cuticchio

10/27/18, 7:30 PM

About this event

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul (ICC) presents an evening of captivating entertainment for all ages: The Great Duel Between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake by the Italian theatre company Associazione Figli d’Arte Cuticchio. This is a rare opportunity to see a performance of the Sicilian Opera dei Pupi, led by master puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio, outside of Italy. An understanding of the Italian language is not required to enjoy this amazing show with live music.

Opera dei Pupi (“pupi” means puppet in Italian) represents a unique example of the Italian theatrical tradition, showcasing one of the most important artists of the contemporary Italian stage. Described as one of the last heirs of this Sicilian theater form, Mimmo Cuticchio has renewed the tradition, infusing his puppeteering talent with storytelling by including additional classical stories from Homer, Shakespeare, and Cervantes in his repertoire.

Tickets are free (with suggested donation). Box office 612-339-4944 or www.illusiontheater.org.
This event, curated by Francesca Bortoletti, is made possible by the contributions of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago, the Department of French and Italian at UMN, and the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

The program also includes a talk by Michael Wyatt (Stanford University) at the Center for Early Modern History at the University of Minnesota (Oct 26, 2018, 12:15 PM).

SOLD OUT: Matinée tickets for Oct 24 and 25 at 10am are available at Illusion Theater's website.

Event Location
  • Illusion Theater, Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 8th Floor
  • 528 Hennepin Ave
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA - United States