(From the publisher):
From the dusty annals of theatre history and the rich traditions of commedia dell’arte comes a brand new version of a classic story. Based on a scenario by Carlo Gozzi
and inspired by his original project, The Love of Three Oranges
is a wild, raucous, slapstick comedy completely reworked, revised, retooled and redone for today’s audiences. For anyone who has searched for a more accessible version of this classic text and found that it has indeed become a "musty old narrative," you will find that this Oranges has a little bit of everything to tickle either your funny bone or inner scholar.
Prince Tartaglia’s life is filled with misery until an evil witch and her equally evil henchmen concoct a plan to kill him by sending him on a quest for three giant oranges. This quest, however, soon proves more fruitful than he could have imagined. Once he leaves the sheltered world of the castle he finds a friend in a clown, love in an orange, and most of all laughter in everything he meets. Throw in witches, wizards, princesses, an effeminate unionized devil, a few ferocious inanimate objects, melodramatic monarchs and a wild narrator who isn’t sure how far removed from the story he is and what you have in the end is a flurry of comedy, parody, and quality that succeeds on every level.
Original title: The Love Of Three Oranges: A Play For The Theatre That Takes The Commedia Dell'arte Of Carlo Gozzi And Updates It For The New Millennium
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Comedy