Because New Yorkers are smarter than South Carolinians?
Who says that Scott is a more excellent violinist than Nuttall?
Why, are we expecting the power to go out for days?? Seriously. Are there no other stories in Charleston?
I think the show was much more enjoyable for an Italian-speaker. Being bilingual in English and Italian, and having read Pinocchio many, many times through my schooling in Italy, I can see how a non-speaker would not get from the supra titles all the wonderful things that are particular to Massimiliano's performance - his oratory and his delivery of the story, faithfully but with his own speed, pain, mood, accent, voices, etc. His rendition of the Gatto and the Volpe was hilarious. I thought the dancers were fabulous and added mood and feeling to this heartfelt performance about a relationship between father and son. Overall the play was moving and magical, without the need for any props at all. I loved the music as well. But, I often found myself to be the only one laughing in the whole theater, which indicated to me that a lot was lost on the public. I think the story of Pinocchio is very much under-appreciated in America as a serious piece of literature involving class, politics, and all sorts of adult themes; for someone who does not know the story well (on top of the language), I can see how the play would fail to fill the holes. It is nonetheless a pretty fabulous piece of work. Finazzer Flory's performance was outstanding. Bravi, bravi, bravi!!
Dragged him too?
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