Giuseppe Musolino: A Drama in Acts, by Giuseppe Morabito
Directed by Evan T. Cummings
Translated by Francesco Meola and Evan T. Cummings
Starring Francesco Meola and others TBA.
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6 p.m.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Alumni Association
899 10th Avenue, #623, New York, NY
A very special world premiere of a play discovered by Evan T. Cummings in his attic. Cummings’s great-grandfather Giuseppe Morabito wrote the play. Morabito was a reporter and writer from Calabria, who often traveled between the US and Italy, and it seems he was one of the reporters for the trial of legendary folk hero Brigante Musolino. The play is presented in a double bill with Il Figlio dell’Abisso, another play written by Morabito.
Giuseppe Morabito (1882-1925) was a journalist for Mense di Liegi, la Nation belge di Bruxelles, Il Giornale d’Italia, l’Agenzia Stefani, Il Messaggero, L’Illustrazione Italiana. He was the founder of the League Italian-Belgique and was friends with several personalities such as Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Antonio Salandra, Luigi Luzzatti, and Gabriele D’Annunzio.
EVAN T. CUMMINGS (New York City) Raised in Rochester, NY and now based in New York City, Evan has worked in various locations throughout the northeast including Epiphany Theater in Saratoga Springs, Geva Theatre in Rochester, and the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia where he directed the recent World Premiere of The Man Stanley. NYC associations include The Culture Project, The Lark, The Private Theatre, LAByrinth Theater Company, and Ego Actus.
Produced in association with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.
NOTA BENE: This performance will take place at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Alumni Association.
For further information, go to the In Scena web site.