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A rough and tumble, lightning paced
world of street theatre and strolling players—the crowning glory of the
Commedia del’Arte tradition that so influenced Shakespeare’s comedies
and western theatrics.
Truffaldino couldn’t be happier with his change of circumstance
balancing two jobs and earning double the wage. But his ‘masters’ turn
out to be separated lovers on the run staying at the same inn. With one
disguised as a man, the wily Truffaldino tries to handle the chaos.
Hoop-la and hilarity take hold in this comedy of love gone wrong and
mistaken identity in romantic Venice. This version of the play was
produced by Bell Shakespeare—to critical acclaim—in 2003 with a return
season in 2004.
Genuinely funny... it’s theatre at its purest -
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NICK ENRIGHT (1950–2003) trained for the theatre at New York University School of Arts after early experience in Australia including with Nimrod and MTC. He was an actor, director and teacher as well as a writer. His plays include
On the Wallaby, Daylight Saving, St James Infirmary, Mongrels, A Property of the Clan, The Quartet from Rigoletto, Blackrock, Good Works, Spurboard and
A Man with Five Children. With Justin Monjo he adapted Tim Winton's
Cloudstreet for the stage. He has also written for film and television, including co-writing with George Miller the screenplay for
Lorenzo's Oil which was nominated for an Oscar. He has written a number of musicals including
The Venetian Twins and
Summer Rain with composer Terence Clarke. He wrote the book for the Australian production of
The Boy From Oz. Among many awards were two Green Room Awards for Best Play, and four Gold AWGIE Awards, the 1998 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award and the NSW Premiers' Special Award.
As well as being a prolific writer, Nick was a noted acting teacher, particularly at NIDA and WAAPA.
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