AlieNation: Three Topical Stories

Nov 28, 2017 556

BY: Virginia Jimenez

With the Cherry Lane Theatre, Kairos Italy Theater has produced three new plays from Italy by established Italian playwrights. Directed by Laura Caparrotti, each play deals with perception of ‘the other,’ telling stories about encounters with people from different cultures. As stories the works are topical and compelling, as theatrical pieces they are lacking visual intrigue.

A Story of Love and Soccer by Michele Santeramo tells the story of many ethnic groups in a small town in Italy. Two brothers tell about the first ever Clandestine World Cup, a soccer tournament put in place to determine which ethnic group is in charge of the town for a full year. As the community comes together to put on the matches, they learn how to live together – and they learn a lot about love.

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