The Four Seasons Restaurant
Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
Saturday, September 13
23rd Street ArmoryMap
“[Castellucci’s] pieces are ruthless and demand that you approach them in a state of wonder. You get out in direct proportion to what you put in.”
Cut out your tongue.
If you missed the thought-provoking 2013 Fringe Festival hit On the Concept of the Face Regarding the Son of God, you’ve got a second chance to experience one of the world’s most intensely provocative theater makers at work. Inspired by Mark Rothko’s refusal to complete commissioned work in New York’s Four Seasons restaurant, internationally acclaimed Italian experimental theater maker Romeo Castellucci and his company Societas Raffaello Sanzio return to Philadelphia to present The Four Seasons Restaurant, a highly stylized, visually stunning exploration of absence, negation, and solitude. “His pieces are ruthless and demand that you approach them in a state of wonder. You get out in direct proportion to what you put in” (CultureBot).
Previous Festival show: On the concept of the face, regarding the Son of God (2013).
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Festival Executive Producers David and Linda Glickstein
On the Concept and The Four Seasons Restaurant have been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.
*Post-show discussion by Nick Stuccio, president and producing director, FringeArts.
**Post-show discussion by Thomas Sellar, editor of Theater, Yale School of Drama, Duke University Press.
***Post-show discussion by Daniel Sack, assistant professor of theater studies, Florida State University.
Public conversation between Romeo Castellucci and Daniel Sack (Sept 13 at 1pm at FringeArts, 90 minutes)