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Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This event is part of IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival NY 2017
Written and directed by Ernesto Orrico
With Ernesto Orrico
Music by Massimo Garritano
Produced by Zahir (Calabria)
First-person account of the life of Giuseppe “Joe” Zangara, an Italian immigrant who, having attempted to kill US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, could have changed the course of history. His “crime against the state” is punished with a “crime committed by the State:” at 33, on March 20, 1933, Zangara is executed in the electric chair. Massimo Garritano jazz-improvises, using the bouzuchi and the dobro, two instruments belonging to Calabria as well as to the United States, between the words spoken in Calabrese dialect by Ernesto Orrico.
In ITALIAN with ENGLISH supertitles. Followed by a Q&A with Marcella Bencivenni, Associate Professor of History at the City University of New York and editor of the Italian American Review.
From Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.