An American in Turin

(issue no. 115/2009 / January 28, 2010)


On January 19, internationally acclaimed Brooklyn-born actor and director John Turturro debuted in his latest theatre production, inspired by Italo Calvino's collection of short stories, Fiabe Italiane, at the landmark Carignano Theatre in Turin, on occasion of the theatre's 300th anniversary. ‘I have wanted to stage this show for some time,' said Turturro, ‘I admit, it wasn't easy to translate Calvino's fables into theatre; he is such an extraordinary author.' The show, in English, with Italian subtitles, runs until January 30 ( It then travels to the Teatro San Ferdinando in Naples from February 2 to 7, and to Milan's Teatro Strehler from February 9 to 14.


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