“Moving Out” Hits a Familiar Migration Theme

Jul 04, 2016 675

As a younger generation of Italians emigrates in search of better opportunities, an older generation of Italians who have lived abroad for many years look back nostalgically to return to their homeland. The views of these two faces of migration were well-encapsulated in the world-premiere performance of "Moving Out," a two-character theatrical/operatic play composed by Riccardo Riccardi, which performed this past week before an enthusiastic audience at the Italian Embassy's Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C.

The play takes place in the living room of Nora's apartment in New York City. Nora, an Italian woman around 50 years old, played by Elisa Prosperi (Soprano), has been in the United States for many years and has had a successful career. Now, however, she has an opportunity to return to Italy to manage a company and is in the process of selling her apartment.

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Source: http://www.ciaowashington.com/

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