Sunday, June 23, 2013

FOR WHOM THE DONG TOLLS, La Fenice at Butterfly Bar, Vortex Repertory, July 18 - 27, 2013

La Fenice Austin TX

La Fenice


For Whom The Dong Tolls
 at the Butterfly Bar (attached to the Vortex Theatre)
 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722 (click for map)
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 7/18-20, 7/25-27, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 suggested donation.
WEATHER PERMITTING: The stage at the Butterfly Bar is outdoors, and Mother Nature can be so cruel sometimes. La Fenice has yet to perform in the rain.
La Fenice, known for its enthusiastic and hilarious modern interpretation of the influential style of commedia dell'arte, is presenting their fourth original scenario since 2009, and their sixteenth since the company was first founded in 1999 as the Austin Commedia Society.
For Whom the Dong Tolls follows the story of Arlecchino, a carefree fellow who has traveled to Venice to settle a debt with his old friend, Orlando. However, Orlando's father, the world-famous alchemist Dottore, has recently been murdered for his mystical secrets by rival wizard Pantalone. To make matters worse, Pantalone has snatched both Dottore's book of Spells and his beautiful young intern Olivia. Arlecchino, Orlando and Columbina, Olivia's saucy governess, must stage a daring rescue, braving the sword-wielding Capitano and Pantalone's gauntlet of borrowed magics.
For Whom the Dong Tolls stars stars Dr. Gian Giacomo Colli, Tate Green, Genevieve Kinney, Aaron Johnson, Kate Meehan and Adam Rodriguez, with music by Bruce Salmon.
Adult themes, unlicensed proctology, singing, dancing, sword play, and truly terrible magic tricks.
For more information about this event, visit

La Fenice commedia dall'arte Austin TX

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