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Enrico IV, A monologue

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound

About the show

KIT (Kairos Italy Theater) presents this world-premiere adaptation of Luigi Pirandello's classic drama. More…

Here comes the King! Or, rather, here comes a man who took a fall, hit his head, and now believes himself to be King Henry IV. Is he mad, or is this just his way of telling the truth to those around him? Pirandello’s central theme of madness vs. the mask that society forces us to wear is the focus of this new adaptation. In this monologue, Enrico IV speaks only his own words from the play. 'Enrico IV, A monologue' is part of KIT's 'AlieNation' series, and is being performed in repertory with 'A Story of Love and Soccer/The Journey I Never Made.'


Member Reviews (11)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound

55
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You're intimately familiar with the original play and want to see an attempted rework.

Don't see it if You expect a coherent and engaging experience.

Also This is a valiant effort that unfortunately fails in most regards. The... Read more Read less

67
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in seeing a fine actor tackle the words of a great playwright.

Don't see it if you expect to see the play. This monologue is confusing and unsatisfying despite the skill of the actor.


November 22nd, 2017
“Not so much an adaptation as a digest...This production, by dispensing with all the characters that surround Enrico in the original text, becomes more unadulterated tragedy than perhaps originally intended. While there is much to praise in Sisto’s forceful performance, the critique of Enrico’s s...
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