free interpretation of the the same comedy written by the Sicilian writer Luigi Pirandello
Ancient Theatre, Wednesday 8 August 2018 @ 9.30pm
With: Moni Ovadia, Mario Incudine, Paride Benassai, Rori Quattrocchi
Direction: Moni Ovadia and Mario Incudine
Musics: Mario Incudine and Antonio Vasta
Main Characters: Mario Incudine (Liolà), Moni Ovadia (Zio Simone), Paride Benassai (Don Cola ù fuoddi), Rita Abela (Zia Croce) and Aurora Cimino (Tuzza).
Liolà (Italian pronunciation: [ljoˈla]) is an Italian stage play written by Luigi Pirandello, which takes place in 19th century Sicily. The title character is a middle-aged single father by choice. He has three young boys, each by a different mother. Liolà is a free-spirit who wanders from town to town, looking to connect with nature, and to create children without having any ties to the mother. He tries to sell one of his boys to Zio Simone, a crabby elderly man, who becomes offended by the offer. He then has an encounter with Mita, a former lover, who tells him that he is the father of her unborn child. Pirandello immortalizes Liolà as an ideal father, and in certain scenes in the play, Liolà shows a lot of love and affection to his children.